Taxpayers can find more information about disaster relief services at these websites.
Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division
The Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division (IHSEMD) of the Department of Public Defense provides a wealth of information specifically for Iowans facing Iowa disaster-related challenges.
County Disaster Recovery Centers
FEMA has also opened seven Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) across Iowa to assist disaster victims. The DRCs are located in Delaware, Hamilton, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk and Wright Counties. Individuals may visit any of the DRCs, not just one in their county of residence. Click here for more information.
Information about federal tax treatment of financial assistance for disasters can be found at the IRS website. Specifically, the following publications may be helpful:
- Iowa Victims of 2010 Severe Floods
- Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses
Iowa Tax Treatment of Financial Assistance
Ultimately the Iowa tax treatment of any financial assistance received for 2010 disaster relief will be driven by the federal treatment and the decisions made by the Iowa Legislature in its 2011 session. Taxpayers are encouraged to consult with their tax preparers or financial advisors when disaster assistance is received. The Department will provide further information as it becomes available.