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Is water damage from broken pipe considered casulty damage

I had a broken pipe in my kitchen I had to replace the floors and have work done. Is the amount of the deductible from insurance a deduction under personal property loss?
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Is water damage from broken pipe considered casulty damage

No, casualties are defined as tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, auto accidents, etc. Gradual deterioration or lack of repair is not a casualty loss

To deduct a casualty loss, you must itemize your deductions on Schedule A. The amount of your deduction is limited to the amount of the loss that exceeds 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income after a $100 deductible

As an example if you experienced $2,000 in damages, and your Adjusted Gross Income is $50,000, you would not gain a tax benefit.

After deducting $100, you are left with $1,900  which is well below 10% of your Adjudged Gross Income which is $5,000..

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