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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 27, 2015

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Reminds Texans of Resources Available for Disaster Relief

(AUSTIN) —With the Governor's Office adding dozens of counties to its disaster declaration due to recent severe weather events, Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recover from the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding.

Persons with Texas property that has been damaged or destroyed by natural disasters can claim an exemption from sales tax on labor charges to repair the damage.

In addition, affected business owners can request a time extension to file a tax return and pay any taxes due. The Comptroller will grant these extensions up to 90 days. For more information, or to request a tax filing extension, call 1-800-252-5555.

For a complete list of disaster resources available from the Comptroller's office, as well as from other state and federal offices, visit http://comptroller.texas.gov/disaster/.

See Governor Greg Abbott's proclamation for a list of the 46 counties added to Texas' disaster declaration.

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