Tax Relief in Disaster Situations

Find information on the most recent tax relief provisions for taxpayers affected by disaster situations.

See FAQs for Disaster Victims for information about the definition of an affected taxpayer.

For prior tax relief provided by the IRS in disaster situations based on FEMA's declarations of individual assistance, please visit Around the Nation.

Help for victims of most recent disasters

  • IRS is providing a variety of tax relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael. For the latest updates, check the Hurricane Michael page.
  • IRS is providing a variety of tax relief for those affected by Hurricane Florence. For the latest updates, check the Hurricane Florence page.
  • IRS is providing a variety of tax relief for those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. For the latest updates, check the Hurricanes Irma and Maria page.
  • IRS is providing a variety of tax relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Check the Hurricane Harvey page for the latest updates .

Recent tax relief

  • IRS announces tax relief for Missouri victims of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for Ohio victims of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding, and landslides, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for Arkansas victims of severe storms and flooding, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for South Dakota victims of winter storm, snowstorm and flooding, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for Oklahoma victims of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for Iowa victims of severe storms and flooding, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for Nebraska victims of severe winter storm, straight-line winds, and flooding, see news release.
  • IRS extends April 15, other upcoming deadlines for Alabama storm victims, provides other tax relief, see news release.
  • IRS announces tax relief for Alabama victims of severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds , see news release.
  • Tax Relief for victims of earthquake in Alaska, see news release.
  • Reconstructing records after a disaster; IRS provides tips to help taxpayers, see fact sheet.
  • Proposed hardship withdrawal regulations include relief for disaster victims: Retirement plans can now make loans, hardship distributions to victims of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, see news release.
  • Tax relief for victims of November 8 wildfires in California, see news release.
  • For Tax Year 2017, e-file closes on Nov. 17; After that, disaster victims, others need to file on paper, see news release.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Michael in Alabama, see news release.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Super Typhoon Yutu, see news release.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms in Wisconsin, see news release.
  • Low-income housing units nationwide may be offered to displaced victims of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, other recent disasters, see news release.
  • IRS extends Oct. 15 and other deadlines for more counties hit by Hurricanes Michael, Florence; Additional areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia covered, see news release.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence in Virginia, see news release.
  • IRS announces waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida, see news release.
  • Tax relief for victims of Hurricane Michael in Georgia, see news release.
  • IRS extends Oct. 15 and other upcoming deadlines, provides expanded tax relief for victims of Hurricane Michael, see news release.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida, see news release.
  • Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock, see tax tip.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Northern Mariana Islands, see news release.
  • Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence in South Carolina, see news release.
  • Tax relief for victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, see news release.
  • Tax relief for severe storms and flooding victims in Texas, see news release.
  • Tax relief for victims of storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Hawaii, see news release.
  • June 29 deadline nears: Many who moved to mainland due to hurricanes may need to file IRS change of residence form, see news release.

  • Tax relief for victims of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in Hawaii that began on May 3, 2018, see news release.

  • Victims of a tornado and severe storms that occurred on April 15, 2018 in parts of North Carolina may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Tax relief for victims of severe storms and flooding in Indiana that began on Feb. 14, 2018, see news release.

  • Tax relief for victims of severe storms and tornadoes in Alabama that began on March 19, 2018, see news release.

  • Winter storm extension: Many businesses affected by the March 2018 storms — known as Winter Storm Quinn and Winter Storm Skylar — have extra time to request a 6-month extension, see news release.

  • Tax Relief for Victims of Tropical Storm Gita that took place beginning on Feb. 7, 2018 in American Samoa, see news release.

  • Many 2017 Hurricane Victims Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit; Special Method Can Aid Workers Whose Income Dropped, see news release.

  • Tax Relief for Victims of Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows and Debris Flows that took place beginning on Dec. 4, 2017 in parts of  California, see news release.

  • IRS Provides Safe Harbors to Help Taxpayers Suffering Property Losses, Including Losses from Hurricanes, see news release.
  • For Tax Year 2016, e-file Closes on Nov. 18; After That, Disaster Victims, Others Need to File on Paper, see news release.

  • Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Have More Time to Replace Livestock Under IRS Relief, see news release.

  • Victims of the Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides that took place beginning on July 28, 2017 in parts of West Virginia may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • IRS explains tax treatment of settlement payments to some Carson homeowners, see news release.

  • Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock; much of North Dakota eligible, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms and flooding that took place beginning on June 22, 2017 in parts of Michigan may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that took place beginning on April 28, 2017 in parts of Missouri, may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that took place beginning on April 26, 2017 in parts of Arkansas, may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that took place beginning on February 7, 2017 in parts of Louisiana, may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that took place beginning on January 21, 2017 in parts of Georgia, may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that took place beginning on January 20, 2017, in parts of Mississippi, may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

  • Victims of the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that took place beginning on January 2, 2017 in parts of Georgia, may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, see news release.

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