Tax Reform Series 14 – Personal Casualty & Theft Loss Deduction

Plain Language of Change:

  • For tax years 2018 through 2025 the personal casualty loss deduction is only allowed for losses attributable to federally declared disasters
  • If a taxpayer has a net disaster loss arising from a federally declared disaster for tax years 2016 or 2017, the applicable limit is increased to $500 and the 10% AGI limit is waived 
  • We believe this will allow taxpayers to amend 2016 tax returns to reflect this change in law. We anticipate additional guidance from the IRS.

Detailed Analysis of Personal Casualty & Theft Loss Deduction 

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