Say I have 100 shares of ABC that are currently short-term.
If I sell an ABC put credit spread and close either or both legs within 30 days, would it reset the holding period on the 100 shares of underlying stock? I am guessing no, but IRS rules with options are often vague.
I gather that if the 100 shares were long-term originally, then the holding period on the shares would still be long-term.
The case I'm considering is that if I close the short put leg first, the long put leg might then be considered a protective put on the shares and reset the holding period.
US tax purposes.