theft loss


theft loss
A deduction of loss by theft in computation of taxable income, "theft" being broadly defined in this connection to include larceny, robbery, embezzlement, even a wrongful withholding by a trustee. Internal Revenue Code § 165; Vincent v Commissioner (CA9) 219 F2d 228. A deduction in determining the taxable estate of a decedent for estate tax purposes of losses incurred by theft during the settlement of the estate. Internal Revenue Code 1954 § 2054; 26 USC § 2054.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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