Tax Tip: Natural Disasters Have Tax Implications, Too

No one likes to think of natural disasters and what might happen, but it’s always good to be prepared. A few things may happen after a disaster when it comes to taxpayer relief.

The first is that the IRS may give taxpayers more time to file and pay. If your address is in an area qualifying for IRS disaster relief, you will automatically receive more time to file your return and pay taxes.

In addition, taxpayers may qualify for a casualty loss tax deduction for people who have damaged or lost property due to a federally declared disaster.

* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific, individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov7


Footnotes and Sources

  1., September 7, 2021