On August 18th, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency for the State of California to help ensure the availability of vital resources to combat fires burning across the state, which have been exacerbated by the effects of the historic West Coast heat wave and sustained high winds.

Earlier this week, he secured Fire Management Assistance Grants  (FMAGs) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to bolster the state’s response to fires burning in Napa, Nevada and Monterey counties.

When the governor declares a state of emergency, it allows the state tax agencies to provide tax relief. Relief may include the extension of tax return due dates, relief of penalty and interest, or replacement copies of records lost due to disasters. We will publish articles as the agencies make official announcements over the next few days.