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AID FOR FIRE VICTIMS

Dear Clients and Friends,

As we recover from the shock of the Almeda fire, anxiously await news of missing persons, and watch efforts to control the Obenchain fire, our hearts go out to all those in our community affected by these losses. We are encouraged by the outpouring of compassion and aid our community is already offering.  At KDP, we are mustering our resources to help wherever we can.  We will keep updates for assistance and resources on this page.

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>

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>

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP
Medford, Oregon

News Update

IRS Announced Tax Relief for Fire & Straight-line Winds Victims

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.

President Trump Declares Major Disaster in the State of Oregon

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; congressman.greg.walden@mail.house.gov