Taking casualty loss tax deductions is now harder
Abstract: In recent months, some Americans have been victimized by severe storms, flooding, wildfires and other disasters. No matter where someone lives, an unexpected disaster may cause damage to his or her home or personal property. Before the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eligible casualty loss victims could claim a deduction on their tax returns. But now, restrictions make it tougher to qualify for these deductions.