Tax Relief for Hurricane, Wildfire, Flood and Other Natural Disaster Victims

Deductions for lost or damaged property, filing and payment extensions, and fee waivers can help taxpayers hit by a hurricane, wildfire, tornado, earthquake, flood or other natural disaster.

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When a natural disaster hits, staying safe and finding food, water, shelter and other necessities are the top priorities for people directly affected by Mother Nature's outburst. Eventually, however, natural disaster victims will also have to worry about insurance claims, lost wages and other financial issues.

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Rocky Mengle

Rocky Mengle was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023 with more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, Rocky worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.