Wash Sales are a Clean Way to Lower Tax!

Because cryptocurrencies are classified as “property” rather than as securities, the wash-sale rule does not apply if you sell a cryptocurrency holding for a loss and acquire the same cryptocurrency before or after the loss sale.

You just have a garden-variety short-term or long-term capital loss depending on your holding period. No wash-sale rule worries.

This favorable federal income tax treatment is consistent with the long-standing treatment of foreign currency losses.

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