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Can Bitcoin realized losses be counted as capital losses?

If I sell my Bitcoin holdings, will my realized losses be counted as capital losses during tax season?

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Can Bitcoin realized losses be counted as capital losses?

Yes, if you have a net recognized loss. Your recognized loss/gain is treated similarly to stock or investments. It is netted with other capital gain/loss and taxed according to long- or short-term gain loss.   Here is a link with some information about how cryptocurrency is taxed.   At the bottom of that FAQ there are more FAQs with details on how to report it on your tax return. 

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Can Bitcoin realized losses be counted as capital losses?

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