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IRS:Natural Disasters and Deducting Losses on Damaged Property

Help for individuals after a disaster, Taxes

Last updated on 08/23/2021 at 4:27 pm

The information in this article applies if you live in a Federally Declared Disaster Area. You can check federal disaster declarations here.

How do I deduct losses if I was located in a Federally Declared Disaster Area?

When should I deduct the loss?

What if I’m not fully reimbursed for my loss?

Does help from FEMA or non-profits reduce the loss I can claim?

How can I prepare for filing my taxes after a natural disaster?

How can I speak to the IRS if needed about disaster information?

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