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Disaster Recovery Resources

As part of its Financial Fitness initiative to improve the financial health of Virginians, the VSCPA provides resources to help CPAs and the businesses and individuals they serve in dealing with the financial and tax consequences of disasters.

Ask a CPA Email Program — Got questions about disaster recovery? Experienced, licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPA) will provide FREE answers to your financial questions within three business days. Submit questions on any disaster preparedness topic, such as planning for disaster, financial recovery in the wake of a natural disaster, tax implications, property loss and restoring household security.


Disasters and Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness and Recovery (PDF)
This guide is intended to help people affected by natural and man-made disasters to recover from financial loss. It is the first comprehensive, easy-to-understand resource to guide people through the three key stages of disaster recovery: the days immediately after a disaster, the months following and the long-term future.


Disaster Recovery Response Checklist (DOC)
This disaster response checklist for chief financial officers (CFO) and controllers from the AICPA helps executives outline important issues, including employee safety, maintaining operations and evaluating the company's financial situation.


Disaster Area Practice Guide (DOC)
Many practitioners and their clients have found the AICPA's Disaster Area Practice Guide (DOC) invaluable. The guide includes links to recent IRS publications and is designed to help CPAs assist their clients and employers with the tax consequences of a natural disaster.


SBA Disaster Preparedness Plan (PDF)
Learn tips and get resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help you and your business recover from disaster.


The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers the following resources:


Severe Weather Preparedness
The Virginia Department of Health has emergency preparedness and response programs that offer a wealth of information and resources on the state, regional and local level for dealing with emergencies like hurricanes.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the following resources:


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