I have had a small home sales business, carrying inventory, but the parent company went bankrupt in 2018. How do I reflect the loss of value of that inventory, and where?
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barbaranoel
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I have had a small home sales business, carrying inventory, but the parent company went bankrupt in 2018. How do I reflect the loss of value of that inventory, and where?

For the prior 2 years I filed losses since no sales but cost to maintain accounts, advertise, etc.  Inventory is about $3,000 value before their bankruptcy - worth about 25% of that on the current market. 

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Uther
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I have had a small home sales business, carrying inventory, but the parent company went bankrupt in 2018. How do I reflect the loss of value of that inventory, and where?

Unfortunately, most taxpayers are on the cash basis, so there is no way to simply "down-value" inventory. Even though you may be quite certain that it's lost some value, you'll need to sell it to establish just how much of a loss you actually have. 
If you sell for less than what you paid for it, then and only then will you have a loss for tax purposes.

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