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mguerreroj
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Is property damage due to domestic violence deductible

An angry domestic partner fired a gun at my home office. Destroying my work computer, desk and piping in the wall. Claim was submitted but they did not cover everything is the balance deductible 

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Kadian
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Is property damage due to domestic violence deductible

It is possible that you might be able to deduct the cost of this damage under the Casualty and Theft Deduction.

This deduction covers property that’s damaged as a result of a disaster, such as a storm, flood, fire, car accident, or similar event, and also covers stolen property. Property includes anything you own.

Vandalism is an example of casualty, and based on the information you have provided, this would be considered vandalism. 

The calculation to determine the deduction for a casualty or theft loss varies depending on whether the property was for personal or business use, but remember that TurboTax calculates this for you.

To enter this in TurboTax:

  1. Go to the "Federal Taxes" tab
  2. Click on "Deductions & Credit
  3. Scroll down to "Other Deductions and Credits" and click on "show more" to the right of it
  4. Click "Start" next to "Casualties and Thefts" continue to follow the onscreen guide. 

For more information on this deduction, please click on the link below.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p547/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000225230

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Kadian
New Member

Is property damage due to domestic violence deductible

It is possible that you might be able to deduct the cost of this damage under the Casualty and Theft Deduction.

This deduction covers property that’s damaged as a result of a disaster, such as a storm, flood, fire, car accident, or similar event, and also covers stolen property. Property includes anything you own.

Vandalism is an example of casualty, and based on the information you have provided, this would be considered vandalism. 

The calculation to determine the deduction for a casualty or theft loss varies depending on whether the property was for personal or business use, but remember that TurboTax calculates this for you.

To enter this in TurboTax:

  1. Go to the "Federal Taxes" tab
  2. Click on "Deductions & Credit
  3. Scroll down to "Other Deductions and Credits" and click on "show more" to the right of it
  4. Click "Start" next to "Casualties and Thefts" continue to follow the onscreen guide. 

For more information on this deduction, please click on the link below.

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p547/ar02.html#en_US_2016_publink1000225230

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