Disaster Recovery Tax Guide

What you need to know.

You are entitled to a special tax relief and may qualify to receive an extension on your tax deadlines if you were a recent victim of a:

  • Hurricane
  • Flood
  • Earthquake
  • Tornado
  • Drought
  • Wildfire

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the president declares the location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes.

Be prepared! Learn how to safeguard your financial and tax records

Find out about disaster relief or tax provisions that affect certain states.

Get the latest information and enacted laws on disaster relief:

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Tax Law Changes Related to National Disaster Relief

Tax Law Changes Related to Midwestern Disaster Areas

Casualty and Theft Losses

A casualty is the damage, destruction, or loss of property resulting from an identifiable event that is sudden, unexpected or unusual. It does not include damage from events that are gradual, or damage from routine wear and tear (i.e. termite


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How to Replace Lost Identification and Documents

Content  Replacing documents and identification lost in a disaster can be a confusing and overwhelming task. It is important to replace any legal documents that have been damaged or lost as soon as possible.   ListDocuments or records you may



IRS Links and Other Resources The following are links to tax information and forms that you may need when preparing a return containing a casualty loss IRS Publication 3932, Casualty Losses Document List http www.irs.gov pub irs pdf p3932.pdf Form 4506,


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