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    rental property fire.

    Taxpayer has rental property that is destroyed by fire. Insurance fully covers loss and taxpayer is not going to rebuild the rental property/.
    What forms are required to be filed on his return. Casulty loss?

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    You wrote that the loss was fully covered by insurance, so there is probably no casualty loss. In fact there may be a realized gain, and if there is, it should be reported on F-4797. If there is a net loss, it should be reported on F-4684.

    "Involuntary conversions" are covered by Code 1033. The rules are somewhat similar to "like-kind" exchanges, but there are several important differences. The owner doesn't have to rebuild the destroyed property; he can purchase a different one. He can also purchase a corporation that owns or acquires similar property.

    The IRS's Pub 547 covers the whole subject quite well, as does TTB.
    Roland Slugg
    "I do what I can."

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