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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What do the components of the taxable income in the Schedule D Tax Worksheet mean?

The Schedule D tax worksheet calculates the tax on the taxable income by first decomposing the taxable income in line 1 into lines 19, 20, 28, 31, 37 and 40, then taxing on them at different tax ...
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At what time do you have to pay capital gains taxes in the US to avoid any penalties?

Let's say someone just sold some stock and their total gains on that stock were $5,000. At what time do they have to cut the U.S. government a check to pay the taxes on this gain? Let me clarify: I'...
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UK tax for partial residents

During the 2019/2020 tax year, I worked as a full-time employee in the UK for only 3 months and left the country 1 month after that, in August. I then moved back home in Romania and continued to work ...
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Transferring Money from India

I am living in US for 17 years and became US citizen October 2015. My brother who is living in India gifted me the property in India, July 2015. He registered that property in my name in 2014, that ...
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Do altcoin trades count as like-kind exchanges? (Deferred capital gains tax)

2018 EDIT: Although this post was inspirational, US Congress addressed this issue in the Tax Reform law of 2017, and any trades after Jan 1st 2018 cannot have this treatment. The few years of ...
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When I sell only a portion of my shares of a stock, which shares actually get sold

Two years ago, I bought 100 shares of XYZ. Yesterday, I bought another 100 shares of XYZ. Today, I sold 100 shares of XYZ. Which 100 shares did I actually sell? If it were the 100 shares from 2 ...
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Wash sale rule impact on different scenarios between different types of accounts

When wash sale rule kicks in, then the capital loss is simply postponed by increasing cost basis to the later transaction where you again purchased similar replacement stock either 30 days before ...
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Tax implications of restricted stock units

Last May I had been with my company for a year so I got the first grant of restricted stock units (RSUs) that vest over 4 years. Based on this answer to a related question, I am thinking I should have ...
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House inheritance tax question

I am a little at a loss. A couple years before my mother-in-law passed away she signed her house over to my wife and her sister via a quitclaim deed. After she passed we sold the house for $80,000....
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One-time estimated tax payment for windfall

I recently sold an investment that has generated a capital gain that is a substantial fraction of my 2020 income. My brokerage did not withhold tax (I think that is normal), but I am now materially ...
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taxes, ordinary income, and adjusted cost basis for RSUs

My company offers RSUs — restricted stock units — as a benefit. These vest after a certain amount of time, and in 2013, my first chunk vested with a value of about $6400. As I understand it, at that ...
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Are traditional IRAs worse than taxable brokerage accounts at high incomes?

Brokerage accounts are seen as relatively tax-inefficient, since you invest with post-tax dollars, and growth is taxed upon realizing gains. The traditional IRA allows you to deduct contributions and ...
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Are long-term capital gains considered for ACA subsidy calculation, even if they are taxed with 0%?

If your total income is below a certain limit, long-term capital gains are taxed with 0% (again, up to a certain limit). If you stay below both limits, you are paying zero tax for the year; but - ...
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Taxes on selling shares bought over a period of time

If I bought shares of stock abc over a period of time for example: 50 shares @ $100 1 year ago (long term capital gains) 20 shares @ $120 2 months ago (short term capital gains) Today the price is $...
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Wash sale rules in India (NSE/BSE)

Is there any tax law prohibiting losses booked due to wash sales rule in Indian market? e.g. If I buy a Sun Pharm stock at 634. After 10 days, I sold it at 609.25 and buy again at 608.75 in the same ...
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Estimated Tax on Unplanned Capital Gains

I would like to sell stock valued at $X for combined long-term capital gains of around $Y. The sale would be in July. I expect the tax on the gains alone to be well over $1,000. When you're in the ...
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Capital Gains and Capital Gain Distributions for a mutual fund

I'm currently working on my tax return for 2018. I have taken my 1099's and calculated short term and long term capital gains and losses for my mutual funds where basis is reported and unreported. ...
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Selling short call against a long call (a LEAP) when the long call is already in profits. Is it Constructive Sale?

Let's take these hypothetical trades On 08/01/2020: Bought AAPL Jan-2022 100C at $30 (Long call) On 08/30/2020: Sold AAPL Jan-2022 110C at $50 (Short Call). By this date, 08/30/2020, before my short ...
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How does tax withholding work for capital gains of selling stock?

I am new in the United States, and before I moved here I did not deal with the concept of tax withholding and capital gains tax. I understand my employer withholds part of my salary to pay taxes, and ...
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What is it called when you sell and reinvest to pay lower taxes?

Every year or so, I sell my investments and then immediately buy them again. I do this because I'm in a low enough tax bracket that I don't have to pay capital gains on my long term investments, so I'...
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Scared of money being “locked away” in retirement accounts

I have a reasonably comfortable emergency fund, some other savings, and some accounts I manage myself invested in stocks and funds. However I have only a minimal sum in pensions and retirement ...
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Are futures options eligible for the 60/40 tax rule?

How are options taxed when the underlying asset is a futures contract. Futures contracts in the US have a favorable tax treatment known as the 60/40 rule, where 60% of profits are taxed at the long ...
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Do I have to pay capital gains tax if proceeds were immediately used for another investment?

Let's suppose one sells an asset for a $200,000 profit after holding it for 10 year but then immediately sinks the entire sale price into another asset. Is one still expected to pay the capital gains ...
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At tax time, what is the proper way to report cryptocurrency earnings and fiat income when you've started with “nothing”?

Back in 2011 I started mining Bitcoin. I earned no more than .75 BTC. At that time, it was worth no more than $0.75. I began to trade my bitcoins for alt-coins. Regarding taxes and cryptocurrencies ...
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What should I use as the cost basis for stock that was purchased before becoming a US resident?

I held some stock in Australia for 14 years and 4 months that has enjoyed some healthy long term capital gains in that time. Recently I became a US Resident for Tax Purposes under the Substantial ...
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Capital gains tax and HMRC. What is the definition of a lodger and is there a difference between a friend staying a few months and a lodger?

I have two friends living with me and they only pay bills (no rent) and I wondering if I would be liable for CGT on the period they live there? I don't take any rent from them at all and they are ...
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How does capital gains tax work when buying the same stock at different times?

Say, for example, I bought 10 shares of stock XYZ on January 1, 2018 and I buy another 10 shares of the same stock on April 1, 2018. Then I wait until January 1, 2019 to sell all the shares of my XYZ ...
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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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Capital Gains in an S Corp

In this question about s-corp distributions, the answer was given that an s-corp taxes all profit as personal income. That is, there are neither distributions nor dividends which can be taxed at a ...
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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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Wash sale repetition through chaining

Wash sales seem to have very weird behavior, here's an example. It uses all the same stock, and there are no other holdings besides those mentioned. Day 1, buy 100 shares for $200 each, so $20,000 ...
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Is there any way to reduce the taxes on my capital gains?

I made ~100k investing in Bitcoin. Afterwards, I learned that I needed to pay capital gains taxes on it in the amount of ~23k (according to Bitcoin and Crypto Taxes). What are my options in terms of ...
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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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Selling Gifted Stock - Capital Gains, Gift Tax, AGI/Deductions

My wife and I received a gift of $100k stock from a relative two months ago. Cost basis of the stock was $30k, purchased by that relative 5 years ago. We hope to sell the stock to use for a down ...
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estimated IRS tax payments

We sold some U.S. government Savings bonds in June of 2018 that had a gain in interest of double our yearly income. A one time sale. Now, I'm thinking that I will owe quite a bit in taxes and I'm ...
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Capital gain tax for selling house just bought?

My wife and i just bought a house but due to new circumstances we may have to sell it less than a month after buying it (we cannot keep it vacant or rent it). The house cost $160K. Say we sell it for ...
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Minimize capital gains on sale of investment/rental property

I bought the property in 1979 for $40K. It was zoned R4 and was a duplex. Several years later, the city camein and did a blanket rezoning of the entire street to C-2. I shared the house/owner-occupied ...
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How much do I need to pay as taxes for this investment? How to calculate it?

I am relatively new to both investing and doing your taxes in Germany. I have read many articles, none of which were official documents because I couldn't find them (also I don't know German). But I ...
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How are the earnings of a Crypto Interest Account taxed?

I have some bitcoin in an interest saving account. I am not sure if I have to consider the interest earned as Tax on Savings Interests (which does not mention anything related to crypto) or ...
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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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Is there any tax liability for non-residents who withdraw investment income into a UK bank account?

Let's say Bob is a resident and tax domiciled somewhere outside the UK, e.g. Singapore. Bob opened a stock brokerage account with a European broker, and the account is funded through a UK-based ...
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How are short vs long term capital gains taxes applied on single stocks purchased at different times?

I know that long term capital gains taxes apply to assets held for more than 1 year. What happens if I buy 10 shares of stock X in May 2020, buy 2 shares of stock X in December 2020, and then sell 12 ...
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Tax consequences of changing state residency?

If I move to a different state that has a different tax rate, how does that affect how my taxes are computed? For example, I live in Massachusetts which has both income taxes and capital gains taxes. ...
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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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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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Partial exclusion from short-term capital gain due to change of job

My wife and I, filling taxes jointly, just closed on a $160K house on July 22nd. Due to unexpected circumstances I will have to quit my job in the US and get a new job in Europe. As a result we would ...
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Year End Taxes for Property Sale

My grandmother & grandfather (who are now divorced if that matters) purchased a 5 acre lot in Texas in the 1980's for $30,000. In 2017 my grandmother signed her portion of the deed over to me and ...
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US Capital Gains tax for US citizens living in Ireland on US brokerage stock sale

I am a US citizen (Irish citizen also) who moved permanently to Ireland at the end of 2018. For all of 2019, I will be resident in Ireland. I have a US brokerage account (eTrade) and recently sold ...
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UK Capital Gains tax and Income

If a UK resident makes a capital gain of £25000 and has a state pension of £6000 are they liable for any UK tax, given that there is a capital gains allowance and a tax allowance?
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Capital Gains Tax with Multiple 'buy' Transactions per Stock (U.S.)

Suppose the following (in the U.S.): On 2014-01-01 I buy a single XYZ stock for $100. On 2014-06-01 I buy an additional single XYZ stock for $500. On 2014-12-01 I sell a single XYZ stock for $900. ...