Pulse victims and their families now have one less thing to worry about when it comes to receiving aid.
Last week, the IRS confirmed that the nearly $25 million in donations to Pulse victims through the OneOrlando Fund will be exempt from income tax.
U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy requested clarification from the IRS on taxes from the fund earlier last week.
"The compassion of a heartbroken nation should not lead to a massive tax bill," Murphy wrote in a letter to the IRS on Tuesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded late last week: "Payments that individuals receive from a charitable organization as a result of a disaster or emergency hardship are considered to be gifts and are excluded from the gross income of the recipients.”
Donations from the OneOrlando Fund will go toward the families of the 49 deceased from the mass-shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando earlier this year. The money will also go to survivors.