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.  


To request a printed version, email your name and address to communications@njcpa.org




This Disaster Recovery Guide has been compiled from a variety of sources. It is intended as a source book and guide only. It is not a substitute for professional judgment or for research into authoritative professional literature. Although this manual is not authoritative, it will help guide you to authoritative sources.

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 September 2017. Future users of this material are cautioned that some portions, particularly tax-related information, may become outdated.