Disaster Recovery Guide

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) and its member CPAs have prepared this Disaster Recovery Guide in hopes of providing at least a basic level of guidance amid a crisis.

Our objective is to:

  • Help individuals and families with replacing lost or damaged personal documents so they can begin the process of putting their lives back in order.
  • Assist businesses with the process of recouping some of their losses.  

The information in this guide has been gathered from many sources, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, state agencies, professional organizations and members of the NJCPA. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the majority of state agencies to offer more online and prerecorded services. Though offices have reopened after the COVID-19 shutdown, it’s best to check online or call before you visit.

Material contained within this guide should be augmented by, and used in accordance with, a certified public accountant's professional judgment. Your CPA can properly apply the tax laws and regulations to the facts and circumstances of your particular situation. For help with locating a CPA, visit findacpa.org.

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants is not responsible for any claims arising as a result of this information or its usage.

This guide was updated in October 2023. Future users of this material are cautioned that some portions, particularly tax-related information, may become outdated.