Casualty, Theft and Disaster Losses


After taxpayers suffer a casualty, theft or disaster, taxes are probably the last thing on their minds. Tax laws can offer some help for loss victims, including when victims of a presidentially declared disaster could use their tax filing to obtain much needed cash. This course will help you identify and report casualty, theft and disaster losses. The course also covers the tax provisions of insurance reimbursements, disaster assistance, disaster payments, reconstruction of records and calculation of losses are covered.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify casualty, theft, and disaster losses.
  • Determine how to handle insurance reimbursements and disaster payments.
  • Describe how to reconstruct a taxpayer’s records.
  • Calculate and report the loss on Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts.
  • Calculate the basis of replacement property.

Course Details

This course includes an e-book and exam questions to help you earn CPE. CPE is issued after the exam is successfully completed.


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How to Earn CPE

To receive credit for this self-study course, you must successfully pass the course exam with a score of 70% or better.

Self-study courses and exams generally expire one year from the date of purchase. The AFTR course expires on December 31 of each year as required by the IRS.

Cancellation Policy

​Because this is an online education offering, it is nonrefundable.

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