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smeary8
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Natural Disaster

I've seen multiple posts that both saying you can and cannot claim Covid as a natural disaster on Turbo Tax. So which is correct? You can or cannot? 

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DoninGA
Level 15

Natural Disaster

Covid-19 has never been declared a federal designated natural disaster.

 

Go to this website - https://www.fema.gov/disasters/disaster-declarations

smeary8
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Natural Disaster

Go to the same site and look up current disasters and Covid is listed

 

DoninGA
Level 15

Natural Disaster


@smeary8 wrote:

Go to the same site and look up current disasters and Covid is listed

 


COVID-19 Disaster Declarations

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(b) of Stafford Act to avoid governors needing to request individual emergency declarations.

 

A national emergency is not a declared natural disaster.  A natural disaster is caused by wind, water, fire, snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.  Not by a disease.

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