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Disaster Recovery Resources                            

Financial Counseling for Victims of Federally Declared Disasters in California

Twitter, Texting Useful for Disaster Communication            


Disaster Recovery Documents
Community Assisting Recovery Inc., a Southern California-based nonprofit organization, provides documents and information that can be downloaded at no cost to help disaster victims take care of issues such as taking a personal property inventory and filing an insurance claim.

FTB: Claiming a Disaster Related Loss
Instructions on how to claim (on a California tax return) a casualty loss from a disaster that occurred in an area declared a disaster by the president of the United States.

AICPA's Updated Disaster/Casualty Loss Tax Practice Guide
The AICPA Tax Section has updated (January 2009) its Casualty Loss Practice Guide to assist practitioners in dealing with certain tax problems that arise when a client is affected by a natural disaster or other loss situation.

Disaster Relief: Volunteer Before Disaster Strikes
Volunteer for CalCPA's disaster recovery program before disaster strikes by updating your personal profile.

Disaster Tax Tips: Roadmap of Changes to Tax Code
These disaster-related tax tips can help reduce burdens on disaster victims--and ensure that the CPAs advising them achieve the desired tax results.

Sifting Through the Rubble: Disaster Losses & Gains 
This guide details Sec. 1033, PLRs and Revenue Rulings issued by the IRS addressing some of the questions raised by the Oakland firestorm.

Disaster Resources From the Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides information on shelter locations, information on affected areas and disaster safety information. The Red Cross hotline is (866) 438-4636. You can register online for services from your local Red Cross Chapter.