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Sep 8, 2021

The impact of disasters can be life changing. Fortunately, special tax law provisions may aid in the recovery efforts for individual taxpayers and businesses alike. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Victims may also be able to deduct casualty losses that occurred.

In this Tax Section Odyssey podcast episode, Jerry Schreiber, CPA, partner at Schreiber & Schreiber in Louisiana, the recipient of the AICPA’s 2018 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award and dubbed the “Master of Disaster,” along with Amy Miller, JD, CPA, Senior Manager — AICPA Tax Policy & Advocacy, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, join April Walker, CPA, CGMA, Lead Manager — Tax Practice & Ethics, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, to discuss tax-related disaster relief and insights to resources available for taxpayers and their CPA practitioners.  

 What you’ll learn in this episode

  • Top AICPA member concerns during disasters (1.18)
  • How tax relief is applied if either the CPA practitioner or the client is not located in the disaster area (2.30)
  • Summary of the steps CPA practitioners can take to help clients impacted by a disaster (3.38)
  • Tax-deductible charitable contributions (7.17)
  • How CPA practitioners can assist their business clients in disaster situations (11.18)
  • AICPA advocacy efforts in the disaster arena (12.36)
  • Helpful resources in times of disasters (16.28)

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