Unfair for Ike victims?

HOUSTON The IRS allowed all uninsured losses to be claimed as tax deductions by affected residents after those storms. That's not the case with Ike. Uncovered losses have to be adjusted for gross income.

"The scope and size of it was much bigger and second, there was the publicity," said tax attorney Rhett Buck. "There was a lot more national publicity and concern about that disaster then there was about Hurricane Ike."

Depending on income and damages, some property owners may not qualify for a disaster deduction at all.

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