How to Reduce You Taxes by Reporting Crypto Thefts

Clinton discusses how cryptocurrency theft losses (thefts, rug pulls, and scams) can be claimed to reduce tax bills. By claiming theft losses, investors can itemize deductions and save money on their taxes, even if they lost money due to closures of exchanges. However, claiming theft losses can be difficult as investors must prove the asset was taken with criminal intent, which can be challenging to prove. In the case of the FTX exchange collapse, its CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was indeed criminally charged, opening the door to claiming this provision, sometimes known as the Madoff provision.

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