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You Might Be Able To Deduct Storm Damage From Your Taxes

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

Closeup on businessman holding a card with text TAX DEDUCTIBLE In many situations, damages and expenses caused by storms are tax-deductible

When a storm hits your commercial property in Royal Poinciana, FL, you have a lot to think about. At first, your actions will center on making sure everyone in your company is safe. Once that is accomplished you will want to concentrate on recovering from the impacts of storm damage. If the damage to your building is significant, hiring a professional storm mitigation company makes a lot of sense. A team of highly-trained technicians will arrive on-site and begin the process of recovery. Certified workers will remove standing water and repair damages caused by wind, rain, and hail. The goal is to get your company back on its feet as quickly as possible.

The High Cost of Storm Damage

At some point, your thoughts will turn to expenses. This is the time to take the following actions:

  • Contact your insurance company
  • Look into strategies to limit expenses
  • Consider ways to recoup losses
  • Look into special loans or grants

In many situations, damages and expenses caused by storms are tax-deductible. Tax laws change frequently so it is always a good idea to check with your accountant or tax specialist. In general, expenses that exceed the limits of your insurance coverage qualify for a write-off.

The Process of Recovery
A storm recovery franchise follows a proven process to restore your facility to its original condition. While each storm presents a unique challenge, the initial stage typically begins with an assessment and inspection of the building. Once the scope of the storm damage is known, the technicians will develop a plan to remove water and dry out impacted areas of the property. They will use specialized equipment to restore your property as the situation demands. They will investigate the building to make certain mold has not begun to grow in affected areas. If mold is present, they will employ advanced techniques to control mold. On average, the recovery process takes a few days.

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