IR-2018-115, May 7, 2018
WASHINGTON — The IRS reminds taxpayers who may be impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters that now is a good time to begin preparing for one. National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 6-12. The IRS also wants taxpayers to know that the agency is here to help, including offering a special toll-free hotline for those in federally-declared disaster areas, staffed with IRS specialists trained to handle disaster-related issues.
Don't forget to update emergency plans
Preparing for an emergency requires a regularly-updated emergency plan. Because a disaster can strike any time, it's important that plans be updated annually. Personal and business situations change, as do preparedness needs. When employers hire new employees, or when a company or organization changes functions, they should update plans accordingly and inform employees of the changes.