Business Law

Business Law News 2020, Issue 2

State and Federal Tax Deductions for Wildfire Losses

Kenneth W. Minesinger, J.D. and Kenneth George, Ph.D.

Kenneth Minesinger is a business lawyer and professor in Riverside. He currently serves the California Lawyers Association on the Health and Wellness Committee and on the Board of Editors of the Business Law News.

Kenneth George is a former Fortune 50 company executive and licensed investment advisor. He moved to academics eight years ago and works as a finance professor teaching undergraduate through doctoral level classes.

State and federal income tax codes have long recognized a deduction for casualty and theft losses generally, and for losses sustained on account of wildfires specifically. This article will provide business lawyers with a summary of California state and federal law in this area.

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