General Information | IRS Tax Forms | IRS Publications The tax law may help you recover financially from a disaster, especially if you are located in a presidentially declared major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may give you additional time to file your return and pay taxes. Also, individuals and businesses in a presidentially declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the previous year's tax return, usually by filing an amended return. General Tax Information for Disaster Victims Tax Relief in Disaster Situations — Recent news releases pertaining to specific events. Also see State News Links for local alerts. Frequently Asked Questions Tax Topic 515 — An overview of tax relief available in presidentially declared disaster areas. FEMA list of federal disaster declarations Ayuda por Desastres IRS Forms Form 1040XPDF, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. (PDF) IRS Publications Publication 547PDF, Casualties, Disasters and Thefts. Information on how to figure and claim a disaster loss (PDF). Also available in HTML. Publication 584PDF, Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook (PDF). Also available in HTML. Publication 584BPDF, Business Casualty, Disaster and Theft Loss Workbook (PDF). Also available in HTML. Publication 1600PDF, Disaster Losses: Presidentially Declared Disaster Area (PDF). Publication 2194, Disaster Losses Kit for Individuals (PDF). Publication 3067PDF, Disaster Assistance (PDF). Publication 3833PDF, Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance through Charitable Organizations (PDF).