Questions tagged [capital-gain]

This tag is to be used for any question related to gain due to appreciation of capital. Typcially Capital gains are treated differently based on the geography and hence a country tag should ideally be used with this.

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Is currency value preservation considered a capital gain?

There are many ways a currency can lose its value. For example, during the financial crisis people were dumping GBP in favor of reserve currencies such as USD, which will probably happen again during ...
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Can we all be rich together?

I'm wondering, why not invest all together in the stock market with a single account? Even if capital gain is a linear function of capital, having a huge collective capital would mean great buying ...
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How to calculate monthly return on a changing capital base when swing trading?

I'm just starting out in swing trading, and I'm facing a somewhat nagging doubt. Since last January I executed 27 trades, with varying results. I am tracking down the percent return on each trade ...
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How does a capped gain / capped loss product compare to a pure index investment?

I'm looking at investment products offered by several banks in my area. Many of them follow the basic idea of capped risk/gain: the earnings and the losses are proportional to a certain index, but ...
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Ontario Capital Gains,are profits also part of taxable income?

Say I Sell my investment property house for 500k and bought it for 250k. Leaving me 250k profit. I'd be taxed on 50% of that correct: 250/2 = 125k taxable. and 125k Profit. Now my 125k is taxed ...
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Capital Gains Tax when withdrawing from a stocks & shares ISA in the UK

Capital gains tax is due on gains made investing in stocks / shares in the UK. So in theory if I were to invest £20,000 and the value of the shares were to increase by 10x and I sold at £200,000, I ...
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Can I really pay 0% tax on unlimited long term capital gains if I'm in the 12% federal income tax bracket? [duplicate]

I'm afraid I'm missing something because the 0% tax bracket for capital gains seems too good to be true. Everything I'm reading (e.g. "The zero percent tax rate on capital gains applies to people in ...
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Any capital gains taxes owed for non-residents selling stock in Canada?

I own stock of a company outside of Canada. Recently, the company was bought out by a Canadian company with newly issued shares listed in Toronto. As a shareholder of the company, I received new ...
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Opportunity Zone 180 Day Reinvestment Rule With S-Corp Sale

I sold stock in a S-Corp on Jan. 1 2018. I was reading up on the latest guidance from the IRS regarding the 180 days reinvesting cut-off. The regulations say that you have 180 days from the date of ...
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How would I calculate my taxes for a post-Chapter-11 distribution?

Situation: I held N shares of a company "JUNK", average cost basis $C/share. Cost basis for the shares was $C * N. Some time later, company "JUNK" filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At this point, the ...
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Sequential Wash Sales

Consider these transactions all with the same stock: Buy 100 shares for $1000 on Jan 20, 2016 Sell 100 shares for $ 200 on Feb 20, 2018 Buy 100 shares for $ 100 on Feb 21, 2018 Sell 100 shares ...
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Are non-resident aliens (1040N0) allowed to offset stock gains with stock losses? And are they allowed to carryover losses? [duplicate]

I am a non-resident filing tax returns using form 1040NR. I'm really struggling to find an answer to the following questions, maybe someone knows and can help - For 2018 - Are non-resident aliens ...
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Formula to Calculate FIFO VS LIFO for Financial Instruments

Suppose an individual partakes in some mixture of short term trading and long term investing. Is there a multivariate formula that expresses under what conditions (average/variance of time in a ...
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Capital losses from stocks - carryover, and offsetting gains / income for NON-RESIDENT ALIENS

I'm a PhD student filing a tax return for 2018 on 1040NR (non-resident alien) - married filing separately. In 2018 - I had a considerable capital loss (there were no gains). when filling my tax return ...
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Do I need to file tax returns in US if my only income was from capital gains and I am a non-resident who was not in the USA for the tax year?

So I came to the US on F1 Student visa on September 2012 and studied for 2 years. I then worked for 3 years in California on F1 OPT. My F1 visa (along with the OPT) got expired in July 2017 after ...
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In general, do you need to make a tax declaration when there is no capital gain? (Europe and USA)

If you make an investment and you haven't made a capital gain (I am thinking specifically in investments not formally classified as such - like cryptocurrency, or any investment which doesn't come ...
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Sale of property in India purchased earlier using US funds and repatriate now to US [duplicate]

I was Non Resident Indians, purchased property in India with funds earned in USA. The funds were transferred from my US account to my In-Laws Bank Account in India. I am now US Citizen. I am in the ...
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Best financial model to proportionally distribute the company's income to all employees? [closed]

I plan to start a project of something "innovative". And among some of the parts of the project that I'm thinking about, it's in the term of how money (profits) should be distributed. The truth is, I ...
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Short-term selling of stocks with less profit

If I purchase $1000 worth of stock, and in the first week the stock value goes down to $900 and then in the second week the value of the stock reaches $1002, and then I sell the stock, Do I need to ...
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Tax-Gains Harvesting: which shares to sell

My annual income this year is low enough to take advantage of gains harvesting on some long-term stock share profits to reset the cost basis for a portion of my overall holdings. The share amounts ...
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DRIP Vs. Cash Dividend in a taxable account - Which one is beneficial from the tax perspective?

I believe dividends are considered as an income and if you reinvest using DRIP it won't be income but capital gain later when you sell the stock? What are some advantages and disadvantages of doing ...
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How can I legally sell this property abroad?

I have a property in Bangladesh worth around £500k. I built this property legally many years ago however I moved to the UK around 18 years ago. When I moved, I had changed my name legally meaning ...
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When do dividends occur but capital gains not?

Consider a one year period. In what case would a dividend be distributed by a company, but its share price not rise (other than a sudden fluctuation towards the nearing of the calculation period)? ...
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Tax Free Exclusion (Capital Gain)

I have question regarding to capital gain tax to a sale of a townhouse in WA State. I just want to see if any of you can provide some advise. Thanks! home purchase in 2008 for 385k and was primary ...
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Capital gains and income

When capital gains are not considered as an income (as per New Zealand Income Tax Law to be precise) then why capital gains/losses end up in an income statement to calculate net income? Does that look ...
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Rental property capital gains

I have a rental property that was my residence for 1 year and 10 months before it was converted to a rental. I am approaching 5 years since I bought the house. Am I doomed to pay capital gains if I ...
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What is the cost basis when selling shares received as part of an acquisition?

If I vested 100 options in StartupCo at a strike of $1 and I exercise then I will have paid $100 for those shares of StartupCo. If BigCorp acquires StartupCo and I receive $5 and .25 shares in ...
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Preventing tax underpayment penalty

I had some short term capital gains in 2017 which resulted in underpayment penalties both in my Federal and State taxes. I have about $5K in crypto-related short term capital gains for 2018 to report ...
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What is the correct cost basis to use for a qualifying disposition?

I sold some ISO stock this year that I've held for the required holding period so they can be treated as long-term capital gains and looking on my Form 8949, I see that my CPA has used the FMV as the ...
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Including all the ultra-wealthy, what's the average income in the US? [closed]

The ultra-wealthy typically receive fairly little of their income as wages. Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, and Mark Zuckerberg all receive or received no more than $1 per year, ...
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What Details Do I Need to Keep for Tax Returns for Arbitrage Trading (UK)?

I've just started doing some arbitrage trading using a couple of online cryptocurrency exchanges, but I'm not sure what details I need to keep for the tax man. Do I need to keep a record of all my ...
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Can I declare a capital loss on a vehicle sale? [duplicate]

If I sell a car or boat at a profit, I assume I have to pay a capital gains tax. Does it work in reverse as well? Can I declare a capital loss if lose money on the sale of a car or boat?
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Capital gains tax on my home sale where my dad was sole owner

3 years ago I paid to buy a house for $47,000 but was fresh out of college and therefore could not qualify for a mortgage, so my dad signed on the house. After fixing up the house, I closed a sale for ...
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Expat with capital gains in US - do I declare those to my country of residence (UK)?

I'm a US citizen, lived my entire life in the United Kingdom. If I were to earn capital gains from US assets bought and sold through a US bank account, do I have to declare those gains in the UK?
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Can salary sacrifice pension contributions move you into a lower tax bracket for Capital Gains Tax?

If a person is paid over £45,000 per year then they are a Higher Rate taxpayer and pay Capital Gains Tax at 20% If that person pays into their salary sacrifice pension and reduces their taxable ...
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What are the “capital gains” my ETF is distributing to me alongside its dividends?

Today I noticed several ETFs I own, including SLYG, opened at a significantly lower value than they closed at yesterday (SLYG was $7.975 lower to be exact). Apparently yesterday a dividend was ...
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HYG vs JNK Capital Gains

How has HYG gone years without paying a capital gains dividend, whereas JNK has paid several? I know avoiding capital gains dividends is good because it reduces the need to pay capital gains taxes, ...
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Stock return based on percentage

If you were to buy $1000 dollars worth of shares, and the worth went up 60% and you sold, would you earn $600 or $1600? When you sell, do you keep your original capital, ($1000)?
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Investment of Roth IRA Gains and 5-Year Minimum

Upon turning 59.5, one can withdraw gains from a Roth IRA without penalties and taxes if the account has been held for at least 5 years. Before the 5 years, can the gains be invested in different ...
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Can another tax loss be used to offset capital gains taxes? How does it work?

Firstly, I tried to find the answer to this by reading other questions, but I am still not sure and hence this question. I read that in the United States, I can deduct up to $3,000 in tax losses. So ...
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Does an inter-spouse transfer of shares reset the “book value”? (in the UK)

If one half of a married couple transfers some shares to the other half, does that somehow "reset" (for capital gains purposes) the "book cost" of those shares, or not? This might be best illustrated ...
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Is there something equivalent of a 1031 Exchange for the UK

I recently learned that in the US you can defer capital gains on a property sale, and use the capital to buy another without paying taxes using a 1031 exchange. Is there something similar to that in ...
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Do I pay tax on a gain made from a currency exchange following a house sale in USA

I bought a house in the US in about 2010 and used it as a holiday home for my family (it was never rented out). In around 2013 I sold the house, which after paying the estate agents fees and leaving ...
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Determining current value for real estate for inheritance purposes

It's my understanding that when someone dies the person who inherits their property has the value of that property reset for capital gains purposes. That is, if the property was purchased for $10,000 ...
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What qualifies for capital losses?

According to this article and this article, pretty much everything I own can be considered a capital asset. According to the IRS here, when property is sold, only investment property can be counted ...
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Capital gains loss, can IRS waive the loss?

I have a capital gains loss of $250K and an IRS debt of $200K, this happened through series of mistakes. I'm currently in non-collectible status. I understand that the IRS has 10 years to collect on ...
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United States capital gains tax for nonresident Citizens?

I'm a United States citizen, however I will be living outside US for the next few years. I still have a US brokerage account. Will I still be charged capital gains tax for trading US stocks with my ...
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If I invest in a company that goes bankrupt, is that a gain or a loss?

This is a real situation, but I will use fake numbers. Let's say I invest $10,000 in an investment trust and my shares eventually appreciate to the point where they are worth $60,000. This is not an ...
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700k capital gain on primary residence sale. How will I be taxed?

I am married and should qualify for the joint 500k exemption for primary residences. Assuming a 100k/year income, my question is if the IRS will consider our income to be 300k or 800k for the year? ...
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How are capital gains reported when one asset is traded for another?

Two assets with values A:$10, B:$100. Bank account starts with $10. Buy 1 asset A for $10. Trade 1 asset A for 1 asset B (great trade!) Sell 1 asset B for $100. Obviously the capital gain is $90, ...