Category: Hurricane Irma

Tax Deadline Extended For Floridians Impacted By Hurricane Irma

As people begin to look at the long-term effects of hurricane Irma, many are now asking up how to deal with the financial side of hurricane Irma, including questions regarding taxes.   Recently, Florida CPA firm Markham Norton (http://www.markham-norton.com/) prepared an outline that we found to be simple and straightforward. We believe the outline may help prepare you to ask the right questions to your CPA or tax preparer. Some highlights […]

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Recent FEMA Warning Regarding Scam Artists in Florida

Oct 2, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

FEMA’s most recent update on Hurricane related scams is worth a read to not only protect yourself, but help you protect others in your universe who are more in need as well as those in your universe who are not as aware of the scam artists now preying on Hurricane victims. In this update, FEMA provides tips for distinguishing legitimate contractors from scam artists posing as contractors as well as […]

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How to Distinguish the Real FEMA from Fraudsters Posing as FEMA After a Hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

A natural disaster can bring out the very best in people and hurricane Irma is no exception. As soon as the winds died down, individuals, communities, and charitable organizations rallied together to take care of those most affected. Unfortunately, a natural disaster can also bring out the worst in people. For every person offering a helping hand, there may be an unscrupulous individual scheming to benefit from the event. For […]

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Florida Statutory Bad Faith Claims

Sep 14, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

You purchase insurance with the expectation that it will help reduce your losses. In some cases, the law requires you to purchase insurance, which is why we all must have car insurance. In other cases, you are contractually required to carry insurance, including when you have a mortgage (homeowners insurance) or when you rent or lease property (renters insurance). Suddenly, you suffer a catastrophic loss from a hurricane. You think […]

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