NCACPA is here to help.
In this 2018 hurricane season, it’s important to be prepared and aware of the resources available to help victims.
We will continue to update this page as additional resources and assistance become available.
2018 Disaster Tax Relief
Below are resources about disaster relief and the effects on tax filing and tax planning to help practitioners:
- IRS information on tax relief for Hurricane Florence victims
- NC Department of Revenue information on state tax relief following Hurricane Florence
- Casualty Loss and Disaster Relief webpage
- Casualty Loss Practice Guide
- The United States Chamber of Commerce has put together a step-by-step small business recovery guide, with numerous links and suggestions for a variety of scenarios.
- Disaster Tax Relief policy positions and advocacy efforts on the AICPA website, including 2015 brochure, Tax Relief for Natural Disaster Victims
Help after Florence: How the CPA Community Can Assist
As those affected by Hurricane Florence begin the arduous process of recovery, there are things the CPA community can do to help clients, small businesses, and fellow CPAs living and working in affected areas get back on their feet.
- The AICPA Benevolent Fund provides assistance to AICPA members undergoing financial hardships. If you’d like to support other CPAs in need, you can make a charitable donation to the fund. Members in distress can apply for aid here.
- The Columbus Baptist Association (IRS non-profit) has set up a distribution center in Whiteville, NC. Donations of non-perishable foods, baby diapers, formula and food, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, and paper goods can be dropped off at the old Barefoot Church on Madison Street. Checks can also be made out to CBA marked as “Hurricane Relief,” and sent to The Columbus Baptist Association, 208 S. Thompson St., Whiteville, NC 28472. 100% of collections will help victims in Columbus County.
- Bladen We Care (IRS non-profit) is accepting monetary donations sent to Bladen We Care, PO Box 1569, Elizabethtown, NC, 28337.
- Robeson County and the City of Lumberton have consolidated a drop-off point for supplies. Get the details here.
- The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund is accepting contributions for Hurricane Florence damage.
- SBP Carolinas also has a Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund.
- Overflow Fellowship (IRS non-profit), based in Longs, SC, is providing food distribution and hot meals to displaced people and first responders, and generators and gasoline to people in the area. Donations can be made by check and sent to Overflow Fellowship Church, PO Box 3543, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582.
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Use this resource to create a volunteer event or sign up for an event that supports hurricane relief in your area.
Apply for Assistance
Do you or anyone you know need assistance? Click here to apply for AICPA’s Benevolent Fund.
AICPA’s 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Whether your small business survives a natural disaster may depend as much (if not more) on the plans you put in place now, before a disaster occurs, as to what you do after a disaster strikes. Here are some disaster preparedness ideas for you to consider for your small business.
NC Attorney General: Information for Consumers
Home repair fraud, price gouging, and phony FEMA officials and power crews are a few scams likely to follow natural disasters.
Click here for tips and simple steps from the office of Attorney General Josh Stein on how North Carolina consumers can be prepared