IS THE SANDY HURRICANE CONSIDERED A DISASTER AREA.

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    Hurricane Sandy Federal Disaster Areas include:
    • In Connecticut: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London Counties and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Nation located within New London County;
    • In Maryland: Somerset County
    • In New Jersey: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren;
    • In New York: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester;
    • In Rhode Island, Newport and Washington counties

    This list is from the IRS and at the time was indicated to be tentative.  It noted  ". . . Other locations may be added in coming days based on additional damage assessments by FEMA. "  For all 2012 disaster areas, you can check here:  http://www.fema.gov/disasters


    • bUT DOES THIS MEAN ira PREMATURE WITHDRAWALS ARE EXEMPT FROM PENALTIES AND/OR TAXES?
    • It does not mean that, and they are not exempt from the penalty.
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