Traders in virtual currency seeking to deduct trading losses and avoid application of the capital loss limitations would want to elect into the special tax rules found at IRC § 475(f). However, such taxpayers should analyze the definitions of “securities” and “commodities,” determine whether they are eligible for either of the trader elections, and consider the federal and state tax implications of making such an election.
Can Virtual Currency Traders Elect into Special Rules that Allow Current Deductions for Trading Losses?
By McDermott Will & Emery on September 4, 2020
Posted In IRS Guidance, Tax Reform