On January 21st, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) led a letter with Senator Dianne Feinstein; Senator Alex Padilla; Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove); Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael); and Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, requesting that the IRS expedite the drafting and release of tax guidance to help wildfire victims understand the taxability of their claims from the Fire Victim Trust. The Trust, a $13.5 billion settlement established in July 2020, is made up of over seventy-thousand survivors of the 2015 Butte Fire, the 2017 North Bay Wildfires, and the 2018 Camp Fire. The Trust first began distributing funds in November 2020, and by the end of 2021 totaled $1.7 billion in awards. As a result, this year will be the first that many victims’ awards may be taxable.