Tag Archives: Casualty loss

Theft Loss

Today TaxMama® hears from Pierre in the TaxQuips Forum, with this issue. “In 2012, an S-Corp had an employee who stole cash from them through the inventory and sales. They own a NAPA Auto Parts store. They have camera tapes on him and have reported the theft to NAPA. They did not report the theft […]

Diminished Value

Today TaxMama® hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this tale of woe. “My car was parked in front of the house and was hit by a hit and run driver. The car had about $10k in damage that my insurance took care of.  I had a professional report done where they took […]

1099 From Police

Today TaxMama® hears from Ted in the TaxQuips Forum with this story. “A police car was at fault in an accident and the city repaired the taxpayer’s car. The taxpayer got a 1099-misc for the amount of the repairs. The municipality insists it is correct and will not re-issue anything. The question is how to […]

Torn Down by Accident

Today TaxMama hears from Sandra in Texas, with this unusual situation. “I owned two rental properties; but one was accidentally torn down by the city. It had damage due to hurricane Ike. Can I take the value of this property off my taxes? Can I take it as a loss?”

Top Ten Tips for Taxpayers Deducting Casualty and Theft Losses

Courtesy of the IRS Taxpayers who find themselves the victim of a natural disaster or theft this summer should know the rules for deducting their casualty losses next year when they file their federal tax return. Generally, you may deduct losses to your home, household items and vehicles on your federal income tax return. Here […]

Ponzi Scheme

Today TaxMama hears from Louis in South Carolina who says, “I lost $30,000 in an ‘’Investment Pool’’ that turned out to be a Ponzi scheme (see link in Resource Box below). The perpetrator was convicted at the end of 2007. How do I claim this loss on my taxes for 2007?”

Casualty Loss

Today TaxMama hears from Jackie in Virginia who tells us, “We had some water damage on our rental property and the insurance company paid for the repairs. Is the insurance payment for the repairs considered income?”

MarketWatch’s Tax Resource

We’re about to get that Stimulus package – and Andrea Coombes is right on the ball with an excellent overview of what’s coming your way – and when. Jennifer Openshaw suggest five ways to spend your rebate so you have some permanent benefit from the money. Marshall Loeb reminds us that IRS is holding millions […]

Sewage Settlement

Today TaxMama hears from Angela in Michigan who tells us. “We were the victims of a sewage backup in 2000. There was a class action lawsuit and we were finally awarded, almost $10,000 for property damage. I cannot find a clear-cut answer whether or not the settlement is exempt from income tax. “