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Do I have to pay federal income tax on Monet received from insurance due to hurricane damage to my home?

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We had damage done to our home due to hurricane Irma. We received a check to cover the costs of repair. Is this taxed as income?

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The IRS doesn't count insurance payouts as income -- they're a reimbursement for the money or property value you lost.

If you make a claim on your return for the casualty you have to reduce the amount of loss by the reimbursement you receive from the insurance though.

Please let me know if you need more information especially about how to file a Casualty loss claim
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