Maybe you didn’t think the hurricane’s flood waters would reach your neighborhood. Or maybe you just never kept copies, either paper or digital, of your financial and tax records.
Now, however, you find you’re among the millions dealing with Hurricane Harvey aftermath that destroyed much of the Texas Gulf Coast and the Lone Star State’s largest city. Or might soon face a similar situation if (when) Hurricane Irma rakes Florida.
To recover from the storm damage, you need that prior tax and other documentation. The Internal Revenue Service has some suggestions — and they are this week’s Weekly Tax Tip — on how to reconstruct these necessary records after a natural disaster.