FTB assists taxpayers at the Local Assistance Centers September 2018 Tax News

In July, Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency for several fires burning in California. Some of the fires were the Carr Fire in Shasta county, Holiday fire in Santa Barbara county, Klamathon fire in Siskiyou county and West fire in San Diego county. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) opened Local Assistance Centers (LACs) in the counties mentioned here.

As of August 2, the 4 fires had destroyed over 154,000 acres of land, 1,100 residences and 500 other structures, with the Carr Fire in Shasta County still being active. In July, our representatives assisted 136 survivors at LACs and they remain on site helping dozens more survivors daily.

Our staff will be present to assist survivors at active LACs as long as we are needed. We are able to:

  • Provide copies of lost returns
  • Answer questions regarding their accounts
  • Provide information and handouts regarding how to claim a qualified disaster loss on a tax return

Taxpayers affected by the fires may also contact us at (800) 852-5711 for assistance.