IRS Disaster Relief Resources for Tax Pros

Disaster relief applies to tax preparers who are unable to file returns or make payments on behalf of clients because of a disaster. Tax preparers who are in a presidentially-declared disaster area can identify out-of-area clients to the IRS so that the in-area relief provisions can apply to those clients as well. Taxpayers outside of the disaster area may qualify for relief if:

  • Their preparer is in the disaster area, and
  • The preparer is unable to file or pay on their behalf.

The IRS’ Disaster Relief Resource Center for Tax Professionals has links to important resources, including:

  • FAQs for Disaster Victims
  • Disaster Assistance Self-Study - Record Reconstruction
  • Get Transcript
  • Bulk Requests from Practitioners for Disaster Relief - guidance on procedures for practitioners in affected areas who want to self-identify their clients for disaster relief
  • Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Visit the Tax Relief in Disaster Situations web page for disaster-specific relief information.