Per IRS Instructions for Form 4684 Casualties and Thefts, on page 6:
Losses From Ponzi-Type Investment Schemes
The IRS has issued the following guidance to assist taxpayers who are victims of losses from Ponzi-type investment schemes.
If you qualify to use Revenue Procedure 2009-20, as modified by Revenue Procedure 2011-58, and choose to follow the procedures in the guidance, first fill out Section C to determine the amount to enter on Section B, line 28. Skip lines 19 to 27. Section C of Form 4684 replaces Appendix A in Revenue Procedure 2009-20. You don't need to complete Appendix A.
For more information, see the instructions for Section C, later, and the above revenue ruling and revenue procedures.
If you choose not to use the procedures in Revenue Procedure 2009-20, you may claim your theft loss by filling out Section B, lines 19 to 39, as appropriate.
To enter these losses in TaxAct®:
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