New Jersey Society of CPAs Publishes Guide on Necessary Steps for Disaster Recovery

 – September 26, 2017
New Jersey Society of CPAs Publishes Guide on Necessary Steps for Disaster Recovery

ROSELAND, N.J. – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has published a recovery guide outlining the steps individuals should take when a disaster, such as a hurricane, fire, flood or other emergency occurs. How to replace personal documents, take inventory of damages and losses for insurance claims, and avoid fraud are key issues included in the guide.  

NJCPA’s free Disaster Recovery Guide provides a list of ways to contact state and federal agencies and provides information on what is expected in terms of replacement documentation for autos, homes, mortgages or proof of marriage. It also outlines tax implications regarding certain disasters and describes what IRS forms may provide further information.

“It’s a timely tool especially amid hurricane season and provides guidance on things which one does not always have the time to think about when a disaster strikes,” said Ralph Albert Thomas, CGMA, CEO and executive director at NJCPA. “Knowing what to do after a crisis can save valuable time.”

The Disaster Recovery Guide is available online at njcpa.org/recovery or by contacting the NJCPA at 973-226-4494 or communications@njcpa.org.

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The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, with more than 14,500 members, represents the interests of the accounting profession and advances the financial well-being of the people of New Jersey. The NJCPA plays a leadership role in supporting the profession by providing members with educational resources, access to shared knowledge and a continuing effort to create and expand professional opportunities. Visit njcpa.org