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Questions tagged [capital-gains-tax]

Questions related to the tax liability from the appreciation of assets, e.g. stocks, mutual funds, real estate.

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Do I not have to pay state tax on capital gains on my stock sales?

I live in NJ and for tax purposes, I am a full year resident of NJ. In the NJwebfile site, I cannot find any option to report capital gains on my stock sales. Also in the instructions, I could not ...
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Selling ETFs in Roth IRA fund, in exchange to buy Bonds tax implications

I would like to sell ETFs in my Roth IRA fund, in exchange to buy Bonds. What are the tax implications of this? Even if the money is still held in the Roth IRA fund, would I get taxed?
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Statement from investment bank changed after filing - Do I need to amend?

My investment bank, a big one, which we'll call "Bob's Investment Bank" for paranoia reasons, sent me my end of year statement in early February, 2019. My wife and I filed our taxes using the numbers ...
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How to calculate capital gain on gold coins in Canada?

In case of purchasing multiple gold coins (assume same kind of coin) on several occasions, for the purpose of capital gains tax calculation upon resale - does one have to calculate adjusted cost base ...
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Why is it mandatory to depreciate a rental property?

I don't understand why an investor is forced to depreciate a rental property. In many cases (say for an investor with one rental unit only) the depreciation amount is less than the standard deduction ...
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Schedule D, what flow to follow if you have no long term transactions but only short term gain?

The instruction for Schedule D form seems a bit ambiguous. On line 17 it says, If both line 15(total long term) and line 16(total long term + short term) are gains, go to line 18(which makes you do ...
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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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Capital gain tax on stocks for nonresident alien under USA-German tax treaty

I am trying to understand the tax treaty between USA and Germany but this is a pain. I am in the USA on a student visa and considered to be a nonresident alien for tax purposes. I had some gain from ...
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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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How is capital gain calculated in India for a house when it is constructed on a piece of land bought few years earlier?

I had bought a piece of land in 2003 and constructed the house in 2005. I am planning to sell now; how is capital gains calculate for this?
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Taxation of capital gains by USA from cryptocurrency of Russian student on an F-1 visa

I am from Russia and I currently study in the US on F-1 visa. Last year I did some cryptocurrency trading which is taxed as capital gains in the US. US-Russia tax treaty says that: Capital gains on ...
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Is there a general requirement to track and report Capital loss in Canada?

A website of a certain bank states in its FAQ for buying/selling precious metals (https://preciousmetals.td.com/shop/en/tdmetals/metal-support): "Q: Are there tax implications if I sell my precious ...
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Are there any possible complications when calculating capital gain while trading gold ETR, compared to regular ETFs?

In particular, is MNT.TO ETR treated any different from ETFs when calculating ACB? I assume that it pays no dividends, and thus buy/sell would be the only taxable events, or am I missing anything? I ...
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UK CGT on selling rental property

I bought a property for £235,000 in 2013. I'm hopefully selling the property soon for about £325,000. I lived in the property between 2013-2015. During this period the property grew in value to £300,...
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Fund Loses Money But 1099-DIV Shows Large Capital Gain Distribution

My Goldman Sachs fund lost over $6,000.00 for 2018, but the Form 1099-DIV shows a total capital gain distribution of over $62,000.00. How can that happen?
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Calculating capital gains and cost basis after acquisition

I had Aetna stock that has gone through the CVS acquisition. 87.815 shares of Aetna. Value with final stock price of $212.70 is about $18,678. Cost basis of $2,160. CVS acquisition resulted in ....
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Are fluctuations in the exchange rate of a foreign currency taxable for US expats converting such currency to another currency?

I understand that when I make a profit on foreign currency exchanges in excess of $200, I need to pay capital gains to the IRS. However, it isn't entirely clear to me when I am considered to have ...
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Holding Period Algorithms and the Blockchain

According to this interview, taxation holding periods in the United States for cryptocurrency can be determined by FIFO (First In First Out), LIFO (Last In First Out), or a more flexible option called ...
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Canadian citizen, working for a US-based company in Toronto. How will exercising my stock options work in terms of the IRS and the CRA?

I work for a US-based company, but in their Toronto, Canada offices. On a monthly basis, I receive some amount of stock options in the Private corporation, which is based in the USA. I can exercise ...
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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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What are the tax implications of renting out my condo if it's worth less than the mortgage?

I own a condo, and its market value is less than what I owe on the mortgage. On the upside, several interesting developments are going in nearby in the next couple of years. Because of some lifestyle ...
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Shouldn't the rebalancing of an ETF result in profit/loss

My understanding is that an ETF is a basket of a variety of stocks. When that basket is rebalanced and some stocks are sold and others are bought, won't that result in a profit/loss in the same way ...
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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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Non Resident selling Canadian property tax implications

I understand the Federal Tax implications, but does the Non resident also pay provincial tax in which the property was sold or only federal tax and surcharge.
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Why is VTI a wash sale, but VV is not?

Here is my Fidelity YTD tax report on short-term losses. Why does it show a wash sale disallowed loss for the VTI holding, but not for the VV holding? 2018 YTD ST Losses
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Can a state assess a capital gains tax on a sale of property owned by a non-resident?

If I own property in Massachusetts, but am not a resident of Massachusetts, and I sell that property at a profit, does the Massachusetts capital gains tax apply to my sale?
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How does the “wash sale” rule work while selling for long term capital gains?

Lets take the following example to understand my question. I bought 100 stocks of company ABC at a price of $10 per stock on 1st May 2017. On Dec 1st 2018, I buy 100 stocks of the same company (ABC) ...
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Is a business buyer ever responsible for the seller's taxes?

Bert and Ernie are both 50% shareholders in their small business. Ernie is losing passion and interest in the business, and is going to cut ties and explore other opportunities. Ernie and has agreed ...
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Can a beneficiary take the tax liability for an unqualified withdrawal from a 529? (not the account holder)

Say there is a 529 account with $30K in it. It is owned by "account holder" who is in the 20% capital gains tax bracket. The "beneficiary" of the 529 is no longer going to school, is not disabled, ...
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Defer capital gains tax

I exercised options and sold the stock from the exercise after owning the stock for a very short period - much less than a year. I will now owe short term capital gains on my 2018 return. Before 2018 ...
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Minimizing tax liability from real estate sale

I bought an investment property in the United States for $20k in 2005, got a $100k refi loan on it in 2007 and sold the property for $100k in 2018. When I sold the property in 2018, I owed about $80k ...
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Advice for finding a qualified accountant for grad student & real estate tax and financial planning

I'm a bit worried about getting bad tax advice this year for a number of reasons. I just started a PhD program this fall, which meant a number of big changes for me: I had to sell my house and move ...
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What is the ROI effect of switching mutual funds in a taxable account?

Assuming I'm paying long term capital gains tax, what is the break even point where it is more worthwhile to switch from one fund to another? For (a hypothetical) example, if I have a fund with an ...
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Is the wash sale rule canceled by something if you don't hold the stock in question for 30 days?

Suppose an inverstor in USA buys 100 shares in XYZ for $50 each. Two weeks later XYZ is doing terribly, and the investor gets cold feet and sells the shares for $40 each, at a total loss of $1000. ...
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Can you explain how this disallowed wash sale loss is calculated?

I can see that the first row of the data shows $120.00 in cost and $76.93 in proceeds, which results a -$43.07 gain. With only this set of trades, how is it determined that $43.07 is the wash sale ...
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How are deductions divided between ordinary income and long term capital gains?

The question applies to the US federal income tax for tax year 2018. To make things concrete, let's suppose I have $50k in ordinary income and $50k in long term capital gains. I plan to use the ...
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Flash Boys: “That was the tax”

I am reading Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, and I am very confused by one passage. On page 52 in my copy, they mentioned that their investment let them escape taxes. I am utterly confused how that ...
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Is there a capital gains tax on a real property sale if I don't live in Canada and have a low income?

I am preparing to sell 3.4 acres in Nova Scotia. I am a Canadian citizen living in Michigan USA. The attorney for the buyer says I will have to hire a $500 accountant to figure what tax I must pay. ...
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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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Capital Gains Tax allowance sharing for married couples

A husband owns a flat (mortgaged). He is selling it after marrying earlier in the year. Some capital gains tax will be payable as he no longer lives there - the couple moved into a larger place ...
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Capital gains when selling property

My parents bought a condo in 2005 for $75,000 and rented it out through 2015. I got married in March 2016 and moved in. I paid the HOA and property taxes to my parents. My parents gifted this ...
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Can you gift someone money for purpose of investing to avoid capital gains upon inheritance?

After reading through information on capital gains tax and estate tax, I read that a heir of an investment does not have to pay capital gains on that investment. That is it's transferred free and ...
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I am Canadian and own a cottage in the US. I want to gift it to my 2 Canadian children. What are the tax implications

I own a cottage in Point Roberts Wash. I am a resident of Canada and want to gift it to my son who is also Canadian, What taxes apply to this transaction?
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Taxation on withdraw of basis on profitable stock

I have a stock which I paid $3,000 for and it has accumulated another $3,500 in profit. If I ONLY withdraw my original basis of $3,000 will this be taxed as a capital gain? I feel like it wouldn't be ...
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Can I convert fund ACC units to INC units without triggering a CGT event?

I have acquired (via a legacy) some fund accumulation ("ACC") units outside of a SIPP or ISA wrapper. I'd like to convert them to income yielding ("INC") units in the same fund. There are now ...
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If I sell shares in the US, will I be liable to pay taxes in US?

I am a South African citizen living in South Africa who works for a large US company. As part of my compensation, I receive restricted stock units (RSUs) which my country considers to be part of my ...
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ANDV/MRO merger options

In the ANDV/MRO merger, ANDV shareholders can request MRO shares, cash, or a blend of both. What are the cap gains implications? I'm thinking that exchange of ANDV to MRO shares would trigger no cap ...
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Inheritance Tax on money received abroad

I am a dual UK and Bangladeshi citizen who recently inherited money from my father in Bangladesh. I want to bring the money over to purchase a flat in the UK. Would i be liable to inheritance tax?
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Do I have to pay capital gain taxes in 2019 in this case?

Let's say that I bought a stock in August 2018 and sell it in February 2019 for a profit, do I have to pay capital gain taxes for this stock when I file my taxes in 2019? The reason I asked is ...