After a disaster, taxpayers might need to reconstruct records. This could help them prove their losses, which may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance or insurance reimbursement.
Here are several things taxpayers can do to help reconstruct or get copies of specific types of records after a disaster:
Tax Return Transcripts
Proof of loss
Records about property
Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts
Publication 584, Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
Publication 584-B, Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook
Publication 2194, Disaster Resource Guide for Individuals and Businesses
Small Business Administration
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