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I have pecan tres that were lost during hurricane ....how do…

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I have pecan tres that...
I have pecan tres that were lost during hurricane Matthew....how do I deduct
For the loss? I have also purchased trusses for a pole barn for the pecan equipment can I deduct it?
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: legalgems, Arbitrator replied 3 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: legalgems, Arbitrator replied 3 months ago

I am sorry to hear this;

there are 2 ways to determine the value to deduct:

1.contact the insurance company and ask them to send out an agent/underwriter to determine the fair market value of the trees;

2. contact an arborist and ask for a written estimate as to value.

If the trusses were damaged (or a barn was damaged requiring the trusses to be repaired) that is generally an expense that can be claimed.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The trusses are to build a new barn and the trees are not insured. I need to know what form to use on my taxes.
Real Estate Lawyer: legalgems, Arbitrator replied 3 months ago

Thank you;

please see page 18 here:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p547.pdf

and explanation here:

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc515

Form 4684 here

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