Goldfish partnership has 3 partners, Susan, Tina, and Vivian. Each partner has a basis in her partnership interest of $200,000. In the current year, Susan receives a liquidating distribution including $60,000 in cash and $120,000 in unrealized receivables. Susan takes a zero basis in the unrealized receivables. Will Susan recognize a capital loss on this liquidation and if so, what is the amount? Explain the tax treatment in language a non-accountant business person would understand.
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