The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 offers a new option to homeowners who previously claimed a casualty loss deduction resulting from hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. - http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=203056,00.html
However - you may not deduct the capital loss for selling your personal property. Please see if any applies to your situation.
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