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Can I use the sum total of items stolen as loss on my tax forms?

New Britain, CT |

Items that I bought for sale were recently stolen from my car.can I use the sum total of these things lost on my tax form or returns?.any information would be hugely appreciated.

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You should speak with your accountant about tax matters.

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Theft losses are deductible. Your can protect your claimed deduction by getting a police report reflecting the stolen items and to have proof of the cost of each item stolen.

John J. Morrison
Chicago, Illinois

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