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Taxpayers should review disaster resources on IRS.gov now in case they need help later

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

  • IRS

Natural disasters can – and do – happen at any time. Preparing in advance of a disaster can give people peace of mind after a disaster hits as they begin the recovery process. IRS.gov has information and resources that can help taxpayers before and after a disaster.

Tax relief in disaster situations
This page features links to disaster resources. They walk taxpayers through information that will help them after a disaster. This page also links to local news releases and frequently asked questions.

Around the nation
This page highlights news specific to local areas. This includes disaster relief and tax provisions that affect certain states.

FAQs for disaster victims
This page contains information to help taxpayers with common tax-related questions after a disaster. Content is sorted by topic so users can easily find what they need.

Publication 2194, Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses
This resource guide provides information for individuals and businesses affected by a disaster. It also covers the help available for disaster victims. The guide can help taxpayers claim unreimbursed casualty losses on property that was damaged or destroyed.

Publication 584, Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
This workbook helps individual taxpayers figure the loss on their property because of a disaster, casualty or theft.

Publication 584-B, Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
This workbook helps businesses figure the loss on business property because of a disaster, casualty or theft.

Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
This publication explains the tax treatment of casualties, thefts and losses.

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National Disaster Legal Aid

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Disaster Legal Response Resources for Advocates

The National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center welcomes all advocates and volunteers from nonprofit legal aid organizations, bar associations, pro bono counsel from law firms and corporations, law school students and faculty, and allied nonprofits working on disaster legal aid.

The Advocacy Center includes information disaster response initiatives, upcoming events for advocates, developments from the field, and access to a network of over 600 advocates across the country. It is free to join, but some areas are password-protected. The Advocacy Center is maintained by Lone Star Legal Aid, a legal service provider in Texas. 

Learn more about the history and programs behind DisasterLegalAid.org.