Disaster Zone Incentives and Hurricane Tax Relief Credit

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Knowing Your Options

The tax credits for businesses affected by hurricanes and wildfires and other disasters can be material, depending on a number of quantitative and qualitative factors.

Beyond the Legislation

H.R. 1865, the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020” signed by the president on December 20, 2019 established parameters for claiming tax credits as part of disaster relief for federally designated disasters that occurred in 2018 and 2019. The tax credit is similar to the 2017 legislation for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and California wildfires. Businesses located in areas designated by FEMA for a certain level of relief whose operations were impacted by the disaster, and who continued to pay their employees during a period of inoperability are eligible to receive a retention credit for a portion of those wages. The definition of inoperability and instructions on how to measure the physical and economic impact of the disasters are not defined by the statute. TCC, utilizing our experience with previous disaster relief legislation, can assist impacted companies to capture this incentive.

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