FICPA monitoring Idalia

FICPA is continually monitoring government channels and will update our members with relevant information on Idalia as it becomes available.

You can find updates on the storm and technical guidance on our FICPA Blog and Idalia Updates page.

In advance of the storm please review the list of disaster resources below, keeping it bookmarked and accessible in the event its needed.

If we can be of any assistance to members recovering from the effects of the Hurricane, please contact us at 800-342-3197 or by emailing You can also reach us via live chat at For Jason Harrell and the Government Affairs team, please contact We will respond as quickly as we can.

Preparing for the hurricane

In the case of a federally declared disaster, taxpayers can visit the IRS webpage for information or call 866-562-5227 to speak with an IRS specialist trained to handle disaster-related issues. A taxpayer impacted by a disaster outside of a federally declared disaster area may qualify for disaster relief. This includes taxpayers who are not physically located in a disaster area, but whose records necessary to meet a filing or payment deadline postponed during the relief period are located in a covered disaster area. Taxpayers located outside of a federally declared disaster area must self-identify to receive relief by calling 866-562-5227.


Tax Relief in Disaster Situations National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

A current listing of tax reliefs given by the IRS due to natural disasters.

Disaster Relief Resource Center for Tax Professionals

Resources for tax professionals.

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially.

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Prepare for Natural Disasters

A natural disaster can strike any time. Take time now and create or update your emergency preparedness plan.

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially.

Charitable Deductions FAQs

Answers to common questions about charitable giving to disaster victims.


Emergency Disaster Information

Disaster information from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Florida Department of Revenue

Florida Corporate Income Tax Filers – The Department will follow the tax relief granted by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for affected taxpayers regarding postponement of Florida corporate income/franchise tax return due dates. For more information, review the Department’s press release and IRS information.

Temporary Fuel Tax License – Florida law allows exporters, petroleum carriers, and importers to request a temporary license during a disaster or declared state of emergency. Applicants are not required to submit a fee, secure bonding, or undergo a background check if they apply for and receive a temporary license. Click here for more information on Florida’s temporary licensing program.


Benevolent Fund Resource Center

A resource center that provides AICPA members with the necessary resources and guidelines for the benevolent fund application process.



Disaster pronouncements, financial assistance, recovery and more.

Florida Division of Emergency Management

A listing of the emergency contact information for every county.

Search FEMA Individual Assistance Disaster Declarations by Zip Code.

Florida Attorney General 1-866-9NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226)

Price-Gouging Helpline (toll-free).

FL Dept. Financial Services 1-877-My-FL-CFO (693-5236)

Insurance Consumer Helpline (toll-free).

Register to receive updates as storm progresses, plus disaster tips.

Ready.GOV: Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane-related instructions and resources.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Quick Guides

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Red Cross, Local Locations

Enter zip code for a local Red Cross center.

Send disaster-related technical tax questions to
We will provide answers to technical questions on an ongoing basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FICPA is in communication with the Department of Revenue and the IRS regarding upcoming deadlines. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.


This 10-page, disaster-relief FAQ prepared by Gerard Schreiber is an in-depth look into your most pressing concerns, as you help clients navigate the recovery process.

Comprehensive FAQs For Employers on Hurricanes and Other Workplace Disasters: 2023 Edition

This detailed set of Frequently Asked Questions, fully updated for 2023, addresses the workplace-related issues facing employers in the wake of hurricane-related disasters. In addition to legal obligations you need to consider, this Insight also addresses the practical questions that most often arise both while preparing and in the aftermath of storms. 


It’s important to address the assignment of benefits for insurance coverage of repairs. Residents are encouraged to discuss this topic with their CPA who can provide another layer of oversight.


Assignment of Benefits, or AOB for short, is a provision in a vendor’s repair contract. Originally called a “direction to pay,” a cottage industry of billboard trial lawyers and shady repair firms have found a way to exploit AOBs. They lure unsuspecting consumers to sign sweeping AOB authorizations that essentially result in the consumer handing over all of the rights and benefits of the insurance policies they bought and paid for. By asking you to sign an AOB, a third party may be attempting to take over your insurance policy!

The FICPA Governmental Affairs Team is in continuous contact with local, state, and federal lawmakers regarding disaster preparation and relief for taxpayers. Check back soon for important legislative and regulatory announcements.