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Is repair of termite damage to primary residence tax deductible?

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Is repair of termite damage to primary residence tax deductible?

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Guru_Guy replied 10 years ago.
Sorry, but repair of termite damage is not tax deductible.

While certain casualty and theft losses can be deductible, such as damage from a storm, termite damage is considered "progressive damage" because it takes a long time to occur. This sort of damage is not deductible.

If you want to read more on this point, you may find this IRS article helpful:

http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc507.html

Sorry if this is not the answer you wanted, but I hope it helps.