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Storm-related losses can be tax-deductible

With one of the largest storms in U.S. history having hit Florida, you probably aren’t thinking about your taxes. However, give this five minutes now and it could save you thousands later because hurricane-related losses can be deductible on your tax return — if you follow the rules and provide the appropriate documentation.

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Satellite imagery shows Hurricane Maria directly over Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria heads toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after slamming the Caribbean 1:31

Hurricane Maria heads toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after slamming the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria brings extreme wind, rain to Puerto Rico 0:46

Hurricane Maria brings extreme wind, rain to Puerto Rico

Fierce wind gusts as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico 0:32

Fierce wind gusts as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: People scramble for last minute supplies before Maria makes landfall 0:52

Puerto Rico: People scramble for last minute supplies before Maria makes landfall

Buildings collapse in Mexico City after strong earthquake 2:02

Buildings collapse in Mexico City after strong earthquake

Reports emerge of Hurricane Maria’s damage in Dominica 1:39

Reports emerge of Hurricane Maria’s damage in Dominica

Dolphins' Clyde Christensen on Irma's impact 0:49

Dolphins' Clyde Christensen on Irma's impact

Hurricane Maria makes landfall 0:51

Hurricane Maria makes landfall

Video shows looting of Game Stop following Hurricane Irma 2:45

Video shows looting of Game Stop following Hurricane Irma

Seventh time’s a charm for Hemingway look-alike winner

White-bearded Texan Richard Filip on Saturday won the 2017 Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a highlight of Key West’s annual Hemingway Days celebration that ended Sunday. The 71-year-old, a retired real estate franchise owner, triumphed over 152 other entrants in the contest’s final round.
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Seventh time’s a charm for Hemingway look-alike winner 2:56

Seventh time’s a charm for Hemingway look-alike winner

A windy, sunny day in Key West 0:53

A windy, sunny day in Key West

Dolphins visit Key West for Naval training 1:32

Dolphins visit Key West for Naval training

Meteor burning up over Lower Keys caught on dashcam 0:21

Meteor burning up over Lower Keys caught on dashcam