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After A Disaster (6)+

  • Be Prepared: Be Ready for a Disaster

    Keep important documents, cash, and other paperwork close by for an emergency in case you have to leave your home and can't return quickly. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Disaster Unemployment Insurance

    People who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits, like small business owners, self-employed persons, persons working on commission, farmers, farmworkers, and loggers, may be eligible. People who have been injured and are not able to seek work may also be eligible for disaster unemployment benefits. People who are not able to reach their workplace may be eligible. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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  • Help with Federal Taxes as a Result of Hurricane Michael - Deadline Extensions

    The IRS extended deadlines that apply to filing returns, paying taxes, and performing certain other time-sensitive acts for certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Michael in Georgia. Read More

  • Hurricane Michael FEMA Resource Page

    The FEMA website provides you with information on FEMA grants and loans to help you repair your home, disaster unemployment insurance, Food Stamps benefits information and other helpful resources that you can apply for. Content Detail

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    FEMA
  • Tax Relief in Disaster Situations

    Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the President declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a presidentially-declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service

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Loans (2)+

  • Fact Sheet about Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

    In the wake of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornados and other physical disasters, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plays a major role. SBA's disaster loans are the primary form of Federal assistance for nonfarm, private sector disaster losses. For this reason, the disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small businesses. Disaster loans from SBA help homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations fund rebuilding. SBA's disaster loans are a critical source of economic stimulation in disaster ravaged communities, helping to spur employment and stabilize tax bases. Read More

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    Small Business Administration
  • Financial Help After a Disaster for Older Georgians

    If you are an older person who has been affected by a disaster, health problems or a limited income may make it more difficult for you to recover. Three Federal agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) are working together to assist you. Read More

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Agencies on Aging, Small Business Administration

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Rights in A Disaster Situation (1)+

Taxes (1)+

  • Tax Relief in Disaster Situations

    Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the President declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a presidentially-declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return. Content Detail

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    Internal Revenue Service

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  • Tax Relief in Disaster Situations

    Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the President declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a presidentially-declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return. Content Detail

    By:
    Internal Revenue Service