October 2nd, 2020, the KDP team met with leaders of City of Talent, City of Phoenix, Phoenix Talent School District , Fire District #5, Jackson County, and Representative Pam Marsh, to begin the process of rebuilding. We have pledged $100,000 of professional service support to these local governments to make sure they have clear factual financial projections to communicate the need and community priorities.
KDP has been embraced by the Southern Oregon Community since the mid 70’s when Dan Kosmatka purchased what is now KDP from Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte & Touche). Because we have always felt a strong commitment to serve Southern Oregon, and knowing that the impact of the Almeda Fire will be felt by our Community for years to come, we at KDP have decided to step into a relief role with our local governments.
This is a moment in time when we need to put the sharpest financial minds in Southern Oregon at the front lines and ensure our Community is not left behind. This is a complicated puzzle that will require support from public finance attorneys and other professional service firms. In addition to KDP, we have received pledges of support from amazing organizations such as Piper Sandler, Orrick, and Hawkins Delafield & Wood (all public finance experts).
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Dear Clients and Friends,
Our hearts go out to all those in our community affected by the losses of the Almeda and Obenchain fires. Clients, friends, and people in our own organization have been impacted. We are encouraged by the outpouring of compassion and aid our community is already offering.
In response to the Almeda fire disaster, the KDP family has internally raised over $15,000 to help fire victims. KDP has donated $10,000 to Community Works, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable in our community. Community Works will be directly contributing our donation to working families who lost everything in the Almeda fire (no insurance and no contingency savings). If you would like to help support more of Southern Oregon’s most vulnerable families in their greatest need, you can learn more and make a tax-deductible donation at their website: https://www.community-works.org/
We will keep updates for assistance and resources on this page. Please feel free to share it with anyone who may benefit.
BUSINESS OWNERS AND NON-PROFITS
Tax-advantaged assistance for employees. This document compiles some tax-advantaged ways that employers can assist employees, as well as ways that employees can assist co-workers who have been affected. <click here>
IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief. Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government 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 federally 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. <click here>
SBA Disaster Loans. Business Physical Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Fact sheet here <click here>
INDIVIDUAL RELIEF & EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
Advice for Fire Victims. This document has been sent to us by multiple sources asking us to share. The author is unknown, but there is much useful information for individuals here <click here>.
State of Oregon Providing Vital Records. Oregon is providing copies of vital records at no charge. More information <click here>.
State of Oregon Wildfire Resources. <click here>FEMA Assistance FAQs & Links. This document from The Federal Emergency Management Agency has information about assistance available to disaster survivors. <click here>
SBA Disaster Loans. Home Disaster Loans are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace real estate & personal property. Fact sheet here <click here>
As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP
September 16, 2020
Oregon — Victims of Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds that began September 7 now have until January 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in certain areas will receive tax relief. Individuals and households who reside or have a business in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties qualify for tax relief. Taxpayers in localities added later to the disaster area will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief.
September 11, 2020
Wildfire Disaster Assistance Available: Apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. If you have questions about the options available, call the State of Oregon at 211. If you have questions or need assistance, call or email Congressman Walden’s Office at one of the following locations: Medford: (541) 776-4646; Bend: (541) 389-4408; Washington, DC: (202) 225-6730; email@example.com
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