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I lost $20000 when a morgage company I had invested in went ...

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I lost $20000 when a morgage company I had invested in went bankrupt. I do not have any capital gains. Can I deduct all any of this loss on my income tax. If yes how
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  RD replied 8 years ago.

This will be deductible as a capital loss. The maximum loss you can deduct in a year is $3,000($1,500 if married filing separately) against your other income. Balance loss will be carried forward and allowed in future.


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