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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How can we know the capital appreciation of property in an area? [closed]

Let's say I wanted to buy a property in a certain area, I want to know how much of appreciation I am expecting in the next 5 years. What are methods that one can determine the appreciation?
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Do unearned income taxes stack on top of income tax in Philadelphia?

I am a US citizen living in the US. I am employed and make a salary. I have also had some short term capital gains, which I expect to pay regular federal and state income taxes on. Additionally, I am ...
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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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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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Delay in submitting W-8 BEN

I left the USA on 1/31/2019 for India, and have been in India ever since. According to 1040 NR instructions on page 10 (dual status tax payers), I could be argued as being a non-resident for 2019 ...
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Can public scholarship holders in Germany invest in stock market without losing their scholarship?

In Germany, if a person (a German national or not) receives a public scholarship (i.e funded by the government), they cannot earn more than 400Euros addition to the money they are getting from the ...
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What assets/earnings are included as “income” when determining capital-gains tax rates? [duplicate]

According to Investopedia, people pay varying long-term capital gains tax based on an income-based rate schedule. It appears that a person with single tax-filing status who earns less than $39,375 (...
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Do short term capital losses have to be used against long term capital gains for tax purposes?

As explained in this article, I understand that short term capital losses can be used to offset long term capital gains: Long-term gain with short-term loss Again we have to consider two ...
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Determining % based property appreciation

Let's say I bought a real estate for $500000 in the year 2020 and is forecasted to appreciate at a rate of 5% per annum. Given the full loan years of 30 years, at the end of 2045, the house price will ...
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Long Term capital gain tax for selling land abroad

My husband and I are currently in the US and pass the substantial presence test for residence (31 days in 2015 and 183 days on the whole) We want to sell a self acquired property purchased in the ...
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Should interest on CFD positions be subtracted from UK capital gains?

The question title says it all. If I open a CFD position and hold it for a while, I will be charged interest. Can that be subtracted from the net gain or loss of the trade?
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Can transaction fees for same-day trades be deducted from UK capital gains?

Let's assume I buy and sell the same amount of shares on the same day and that the net result is zero, excluding transaction fees. Can - or should - these fees be deducted from the capital gains tax?
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how do capital gains work if you don't know the original purchase price?

So let's say my grandparents bought me 1,000 shares of some stock. They used the wrong address, however, and I never knew about it until after they died. The state got the stock and then, a bunch of ...
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Is there any disadvantages of paying off mortgage? [duplicate]

Usually when we think about paying off mortgage it always seems a good idea as this is one of the biggest debt for most people. I was curious if there are any disadvantages of paying off mortgage ...
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How will I be taxed on a partial 1031 exchange?

I'm looking to execute a 1031 exchange (in USA) but not on the entire amount of the sale. For example say that I bought a property for $200k with $100k mortgage and I sell it for $300k. Ignoring ...
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Order of matching for the “bed and breakfasting” CGT rule in the UK

I understand that the "bed and breakfasting" capital gains tax (CGT) rule says that purchases that occur 30 days after an asset of the same class has been disposed of should be matched together, as ...
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Deduct Expenses not Known and thus not Reported by the Broker on my Capital Gains

I'm interested in borrowing money from one of my credit cards to invest. Yes, I know how that sounds, and I'm aware of the risks; that is not what this question is about; I'm only interested in the ...
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How many days do I have to hold a stock before it is considered a capital gain by the CRA?

I want to sell a Canadian stock from my investment account that I bought a month ago. The stock makes about 20% gain and I am afraid it might go down in the future. If I sell it now, will Canada ...
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As an EU citizen studying and working in the UK, how much tax do I need to pay on gains from US stocks?

I'm a student, currently away from university for a year in industry (basically I'm working full-time September to September instead of studying full-time). I sold some US at a profit via a trading ...
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Is it tax-inefficient to receive and pay rent?

Suppose I own a home and live in it. Then I realize I want to move to another part of town that is closer to work. But this is temporary because I don't know what my job will be in 5 years. So I rent ...
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Why would preferred shares have less potential for capital gain compared to common stock?

From the investopedia article on preferred vs. common shares: Preferred shareholders have priority over common stockholders on earnings and assets in the event of liquidation and they have a ...
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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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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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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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Can you step up your cost basis indefinitely via the 0% capital gains rate?

I had asked a previous question about moving money between mutual funds without taxation due to the 0% capital gains rate for those in low tax brackets. However, I realized that this 0% rate actually ...
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Forex vs day trading for beginner investor

In essence, for a person that has not had any real experience with either (except for playing around in simulators like investopedia): which one would an individual have the most potential to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to report adjustment to basis of sale of a publicly traded partnership?

I've received a K-1 from a publicly traded partnership, which lists Cumulative Adjustments to Basis. I sold some of the shares in this PTP in 2011, and for each lot, there is an amount in this ...
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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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How do I account for a forced buyback (repurchase) of shares if I buy them back within 30 days?

A company I held shares in forced a buyback of a portion of my shares in them. Within 30 days, I then bought back that same number of shares to maintain my holding and basis. However, taking the two ...
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Meaning of capital gain distribution

How is capital gain distribution calculated? I wonder what differences and relations are between capital gain distribution and capital gain/loss? Line 13 of IRS Form 1040 asks for capital gain and ...
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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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“Cap gains exposure” of an ETF — what does it mean?

Morningstar provides an ETF data point called potential cap gains exposure. For example, here is Vanguard's Europe ETF (VGK): This value is negative 78% for VGK. I understand that this is a good ...
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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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How to get money from bangladesh

The situation Recently we sold some property in Bangladesh. It gained a nice sum of money, but now we are a bit stuck on how to get it out. We can be flexible but prefer to transfer it to a west ...
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If I get cash compensation for my stocks (following a merger for example) does that qualify for capital gains tax?

This is the scenario. Say I buy some shares of a company X at a certain value. Some time after this, when I am still holding the stock, the company gets acquired by some company Y and as part of ...
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Fetching technical indicators from yahoo api

I am trying to get RSI indicator from yahoo finance api. so far I can get quote in CSV format, but there seems no api for specific indicator such as RSI. Anyone knows how ? thanks
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Tax implications of 401k regular rebalancing vs a retirement target fund

This question is in the context of securities held within a 401k. As I understand it, one of the advantages of a retirement target date fund (like Fidelity's FFFHX, which I am in 100%) is that the ...
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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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