For the Public
Below are some links to helpful resources as a result of the severe weather and tornadoes on March 31, 2023, that impacted Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Jacksonville, and Wynne.
IRS: AR Storm victims qualify for tax relief; April 18 deadline, other dates extended to July 31
IRS Announces tax relief for victims of severe storms & tornadoes in Arkansas
SBSE Frequently Asked Questions for Disaster Victims
- Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
- Federal Emergency Management - 1-800-621-3362. Phones are open from 6am to 10pm, seven days a week.
- American Red Cross - 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) - 24 hours a day
- Help Arkansas
- Central Arkansas Library System -is offering essential services, water bottle fill up, electronics charging, meeting spaces, wireless, computer and printer access. For a time faxing, scanning, and printing can be done free of charge. Free notary service is available at most branches.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Center- in Little Rock
- Our House Disaster Assistance Toolkit -Includes an extensive list of various agencies with contact information and types of assistance offered in Little Rock area.
- U-Haul Storage and U-Box containers – in Little Rock
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Arkansas Society of CPAs, along with the American Institute of CPAs, the American Red Cross and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) offers a comprehensive Guide to Preparing for and Recovering from Disasters.
With unfortunate natural disasters including tornadoes, flooding, and other catastrophes which occur in Arkansas and nearby states, you may be vulnerable to storm damage. Put your financial disaster plan in place before it's time to batten down the hatches. Visit the links below for more information.
- Rebuilding Records After a Natural Disaster, from the IRS
- Reconstructing Your Records, Tips from the IRS
- Recovering Financially and Replacing Vital Documents, American Red Cross
- Picking Up the Pieces After a Disaster Guidebook, American Red Cross
- Disaster Preparedness Articles from AICPA
AICPA Benevolent Fund for CPAs
The AICPA Benevolent Fund was created to support AICPA members with short-term personal financial needs. For example, the Fund can potentially help individuals who are experiencing temporary loss of income, increases in cost of living, insurance deductibles, and replacement costs associated with natural disasters. The Fund focuses its assistance on individual members (rather than businesses). Eligibility is limited to current AICPA members; surviving spouse of a member, at the time of their death; dependent children (under age 21) of an AICPA member.
Learn about the AICPA Benevolent Fund, a benefit that supports active AICPA members through temporary periods of financial difficulty. Visit the AICPA Benevolent Fund website to download an application for assistance, or reach out with questions by phone at (866) 527-222 or email email@example.com to connect with a Fund Administrator.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free program from the nation's CPAs that offers a set of comprehensive guides to assist you in managing your finances at every stage of your life. Visit the site for an index of articles, tools and FAQs grouped by age range and situation to make it easy to find the information you need.
Tips for Tax Preparation
Many people each year will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. Taxpayers are responsible for all of the information on their income tax return, no matter who prepares the return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.