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


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. 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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