Hurricane Harvey Assistance

Visit Texas Society of CPAs Hurricane Harvey Assistance page to find resources, news and information for those affected.
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Ready for a Disaster? Things to Know if You Are Hit

Thirty-nine counties in Texas have been declared major disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following Hurricane Harvey. So far, more than 200,000 individual assistance applications have been approved for $284 million in individual and household aid and $151 million in public assistance grants, according to FEMA. That is just the tip of the iceberg, however, for what Harvey victims will need to recover financially.
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Most Tax Liens Out of Credit Scores

If you’ve noticed a change in your credit score this month, you’re not alone. Around 12 million, or 7 percent of the 220 million people with a credit report should have seen a small increase in their credit scores, because of stricter rules on public records collected by the three credit bureaus.
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The Checks in the Mail - And Now You Can See It on Your Phone

If you’re wondering where that refund check, credit card bill or birthday card from your Dad is, now you have a new way of finding out - via email. The U.S. Postal Service rolled out a new service this month across the country that will send you an email every morning to tell you what’s going to show up in your mailbox that day.
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How to Know if the IRS is Really Calling or Knocking on Your Door

Avoid becoming a tax fraud victim of this common scam. Learn how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and whether contact you might have received is truly from an IRS employee.
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