Victims of a natural disaster can visit IRS.gov for helpful resources

IRS Tax Tip 2018-148, September 24, 2018

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, many people have questions about how the situation might affect their taxes. People who experience a disaster – or anyone who knows someone who did – can visit IRS.gov for information that will answer their questions.

Here is a rundown of some of the tools and resources on the IRS website. Much of this information is available in English and Spanish:

  • Around the Nation
    This page provides IRS news specific related to disaster relief. There are links to each state where taxpayers can find information tailored to their area.
  • Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
    The link includes lots of information related to disasters. Taxpayers can find everything from news releases about disaster relief related to specific storms and links to the latest news from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • FAQs for Disaster Victims
    Taxpayers can find answers to many questions that people might have after experiencing a disaster.
  • Fact Sheet: Reconstructing Your Records
    This fact sheet highlights information about how people can go about gathering records after a disaster. Reconstructing records after a disaster may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement.
  • Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses 
    This page includes links to publications and other resources that will help individuals and business owners recover financially from the impact of a disaster.

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