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Is computer equipment conviscated by law enforcement

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Is computer equipment conviscated by law enforcement officials tax deductible

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My husband was arrested & all computer equipment was taken along with a new iPhone as evidence

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?

I have enquired from the solicitor & Sheriff but they will not release the quipment

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The equipment is not deducted as a loss unfortunately. The equipment could only be deducted if there was a theft or for the use in business.

There is no statute under tax law that allows a loss if property is confiscated.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They were stolen, in a way, by the police. But still no huh? That was an $800 iPhone that was just purchased $ bacause of his arrest, I paying for a phone I can’t use because the police have it. Seems like they should pay for it or wipe it clean & return it to me

I understand how you feel about the action but they would not fit the stolen situation. The issue of getting the property back would be legal but I can say no to any deduction.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
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