The Internal Revenue Service has postponed until Oct. 15, 2013, the deadline to make an election to deduct losses for the preceding taxable year from Hurricane Sandy.

Notice 2013-21 postpones until Oct. 15, 2013, the deadline to make an election under Section 165(i) of the Tax Code to deduct in the preceding taxable year losses attributable to Hurricane Sandy that were sustained in federally declared disaster areas in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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