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Proof of Loss(p173)


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To deduct a casualty or theft loss, you must be able to prove that you had a casualty or theft. You must be able to support the amount you claim for the loss as discussed next.
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Casualty loss proof.(p173)


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Casualty Loss Proof

For a casualty loss, your records should show all the following.
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Theft loss proof.(p173)


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Theft Loss Proof

For a theft loss, your records should show all the following.
Where Refund
It is important that you have records that will prove your deduction. If you do not have the actual records to support your deduction, you can use other satisfactory evidence to support it.