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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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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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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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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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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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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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 bankruptcy. At this point, the ...
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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 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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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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“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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What are the differences in taxes rules for specialty ETFs such as GLD (Gold ETF) and general ETFs?

I am in the 15% tax bracket. In terms of short term hold and long term hold, I want to know what the differences in taxes rules for specialty ETFs such as GLD (Gold ETF) and general ETFs as are?
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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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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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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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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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Selling before “Fiscal Cliff” potential change to capital gains tax?

I am going to sell some of my stock for a personal expense. I've owned the stocks for maybe 2 years. Is it a good idea to do so before Jan 1 to avoid getting hit with an increase in capital gains ...
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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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capital gains tax for non-resident trading German stocks

I come from Hong Kong, a non-German citizen living outside the German and trading German stocks through a U.S. internet broker. Should I have to pay capital gains tax to German government on the money ...
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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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Bitcoin Cost Basis Purchases

Suppose that a client purchases 10 BTC over a price range of $180 to $290 and transacts twice with his BTC for a total purchase of 2.7BTC. Two questions: Based on this, the IRS taxes bitcoin like ...
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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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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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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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Correct way to amend tax return as a result of not correctly reporting gains on sale of private stock based on Installment method?

Background. I owned series A and series B preferred stock in a private company that merged with a public company in 2015 giving rise to large gains.The merger closing date occurred in September 2015 ...
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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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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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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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ESPP in the UK - worth it? Disqualifying / qualifying sales?

I've recently joined a company that offers a ESPP scheme and I just wanted to get a few bits of information as well as confirm that my understanding is correct. You choose a percentage that will be ...