Sen. Cassidy wants more tax relief for Ida victims

Sen. Cassidy wants more tax relief for Ida victims
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Senator Bill Cassidy has introduced a bill to offer tax relief to Louisianans who suffered losses related to Hurricane Ida.

The bill would let people deduct Hurricane Ida-related personal casualty losses from their gross income, even after taking the standard deduction. It also would waive the 10 percent floor for deductions allowed under current law.

"When recovering from a disaster, every little bit helps," Sen. Cassidy said. "This bill gives tax relief to those Hurricane Ida victims who are using their own money to recover their lives."

The tax relief is essentially the same as what Cassidy helped secure for residents impacted by Hurricane Laura in 2020, and those affected by the 2016 Louisiana floods.

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