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1713alan
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Can I deduct expenses for evacuating my family due to hurricane? Governor issued a mandatory evacuation and we spend 3 nights in hotel out of state, meals, mileage ect.

 
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bwa
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Can I deduct expenses for evacuating my family due to hurricane? Governor issued a mandatory evacuation and we spend 3 nights in hotel out of state, meals, mileage ect.

Sorry, but they aren't deductible.  A casualty loss deduction is limited to property losses, specifically the decline in value of the property due to the casualty. Ancillary costs are not deductible. Non-deductible ancillary costs would include items such as -

  • evacuation and temporary lodging,
  • generators,
  • improvements to prevent future casualties
  • clean up costs except to measure the decline in value,
  • rental cars after an auto accident, etc.


garyakersjr
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Can I deduct expenses for evacuating my family due to hurricane? Governor issued a mandatory evacuation and we spend 3 nights in hotel out of state, meals, mileage ect.

What about airfare being deductible due to Hurricane Irma and governor calling state of emergency?
jr408j
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Can I deduct expenses for evacuating my family due to hurricane? Governor issued a mandatory evacuation and we spend 3 nights in hotel out of state, meals, mileage ect.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals either a credit against income tax or a deduction for expenses paid or incurred by reason of a voluntary or mandatory evacuation. ... This Act may be cited as the “Evacuees Tax Relief Act of 2011”.

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/2080/text">https://www.congress.gov/bill/112...>
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