Casualty losses

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Casualty losses – Many taxpayers experienced family, business and personal losses from hurricanes, tropical storms, wild fires, floods, and other natural disasters in 2011.  For federal tax purposes, a casualty loss can result from the damage, destruction or loss of your property from any sudden, unexpected, or unusual event such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, or other disaster.

Casualty losses are generally deductible in the year the casualty occurred. However, if you have a casualty loss from a federally-declared disaster, you can choose to treat the loss as having occurred in the year immediately preceding the tax year in which the disaster happened. This means you can deduct a 2011 loss on your 2011 return or amended return for that preceding tax year (2010).   If you have any questions about a casualty loss, please contact our office. If you have any questions about this or preparing any tax return for prior years or for the 2012 filing season, please contact us:

ABA Tax Accounting

Amare Berhie, Senior Tax Accountant

amare@abataxaccounting.com

Direct 612-282-3200

Toll free 866-936-0430

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