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

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What happens to the cost basis when property declines in value between its purchase and the death of its purchaser?

My question is propted by this question on the logic behind the stepped up cost basis for inherited property, but is in no way a duplicate. Suppose that the value of, say, a stock at the time of the ...
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Tax implications of selling a bond vs. holding to maturity

In India, for retail investors, sale of bonds are subject to capital gains whilst holding to maturity (assuming cumulative interest) invites income tax on interest component at marginal rates. Right? ...
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If you are married, your house's capital gain is tax free for the first $500k. But what if your spouse is not a citizen?

If she is not a citizen or if she doesn't not have a green card yet, does this apply? I think the rule is that she also has to live in the house for 2 years in the past 5 years, so she will need to ...
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What is the advantage of creating a new basis for a valuable asset during an inheritance?

I understand that when a person dies and leaves an asset as a bequest, then a new cost basis is established for the asset. This can possibly be advantageous for taxes, but I don't see exactly how. ...
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Will I get trouble with CRA, if I withdraw yearly maximum Capital Gain without paying tax in ON for many years?

Assume I get 0 income and my Capital Gain doesn't fall. I live in ON. Call F the maximum federal ($12069 in 2019), and P the maximum provincial ($10582 in 2019) basic personal amounts. Retirement ...
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Combine 121 and 1031 - how much capital gain is non taxable?

Section 121 allows $500k of cap-gain to be non taxable (in the right circumstances) Section 1031 allows the deferral of capital gain taxes (in the right circumstances), and they can be combined. But I'...
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Are profits made from equity investments subject to income tax on top of CGT?

I want to invest in a stock ETF, but I'm wondering if any profit I make from these investments is subject not only to the 20% Capital Gains Tax but also counts towards income and thus subject to ...
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Will I be Taxed for Switching HSA Providers?

I always thought the HSA provider assigned to me by my employer was my only option, but recently read that I am free to choose my own. If the account has grown beyond the size of my contributions, ...
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UK: How does gift holdover relief interact with potentially exempt transfers?

An elderly acquaintance is considering gifting some shares in the family business to his children. There is significant capital gains accrued on the shares (which said relative has held for decades), ...
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US Tax Obligations for Multiple Trades of Stocks or Cryptocurrencies

Background I am trying to understand potential tax obligations for trading stocks and cryptocurrencies in the US. I was able to find the following information online: The IRS considers ...
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Do I have to pay income tax and capital gains tax on S-corp distributions when my stock basis is $0?

Consider the following hypothetical: I start an S-corporation as sole owner and employee but contribute no initial capital or assets. My starting basis is $0. (My initial investment is my expertise, ...
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Can I change a cost basis method retroactively?

On Form 8949 of my 2017 tax return, I reported short-term (Box C) & long-term (Box F) "transactions not reported to you on Form 1099-B". Will the IRS allow me to file an amended return that ...
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Algorithm to minimize capital gains tax

I've made thousands of cryptocurrency trades and have them in a CSV file with the necessary fair market values. I'd like to use the specific-shares cost basis method to minimize my gains. Is there a ...
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Tax implications to sell my pre-IPO shares through Sharespost

Several years ago, I was granted some RSUs from a company and I'd like to sell those RUSs in Sharespost (sharespost.com). I want understand the tax situations here. Let's just say I paid those shares ...
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Are all the capital gain of a house or stocks tax free and have a new cost basis if passed as inheritance?

I was watching a YouTube video by TechLead, and he said that in USA, if a house or stock is passed down as inheritance, then it has an adjusted cost basis of when the person passed away. So as an ...
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What is the reason for paying more capital gains tax if I stay in the same house longer?

Example 1: I stay in House 1 for 5 years, it goes up in value by $250k, and I sell it, then I pay $0 tax. And I do the same for House 2 for 5 years, and it went up $250k and I sell it, then it is $0 ...
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Do I need to buy a new property to get the tax exclusion from Section 121?

I've owned and lived in my primary residence for about 3 years now. I am about to sell it in a few months and, when searching online for tax information, I saw many references to both Section 121 and ...
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Can a capital loss on a gilt be set against the interest received when tax is calculated?

Say if I buy a 3.75% gilt for £103, with a redemption date 1 year from now, then at the the end of the year I should receive £3.75 interest from coupons, but I lose £3 of capital. The total gain is £0....
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Are inheritance tax and capital gains due on UK property joint owned by parents and children?

Around twenty years ago my parents amended the ownership of the family home so it was jointly owned one quarter each by my parents, my sister and I. At the same time they made wills stating that their ...
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Tax on sale and distribution of mutual fund

I have investments in a mutual fund. That fund grew in value (i.e. had a distribution) So I got a 1099-DIV. I understand I have to pay capital gains tax on this growth. However I also sold some of ...
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Can capital gains from shorting a stock ever be taxed as “long term?”

Is there ever a situation where the capital appreciation from shorting a stock would be considered long term? My understanding is that the "holding period" for the stock is the length of time the ...
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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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Taxes/Investing in Gold and Silver

I am a 19 year old college student and a US resident. I recently got a job and am making $15/hr (which may increase) ~15 hrs per week. I live with my parents and have no expenses. I want to save/...
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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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Is the capital gains tax rate bracket calculated after deductions?

For example, if someone (single filer) makes 45k in regular income and wants to sell stock which would realize 5k of long-term capital gains: Do they pay 15% on the capital gains because, with 50k ...
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1031 Exchange Scenario

I'm looking to sell a single family rental property for $400K and buy two with a 1031 exchange. I should have about $150K to put down. I may look at turning one of the new properties into my primary ...
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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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Lowest tax implication for selling an inherited house

Context: A homeowner passed away in 1999 and the house ownership was moved into a trust. At that time the house was worth ~120k. It is now worth ~400k. The beneficiaries are divided equally among 3 ...
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Does letting your main home while living away disqualify you from Private Residence Relief?

I have only one property and I'm living away from home. However, I have also been letting the property while I'm away. I'm confused by the information on gov.uk. On the one hand it says here: If ...
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IRS CP2000 for Company Retention Stock Options

I was granted company restricted stock with a vesting period of 4 years. I was under the impression that upon vesting, the stock is taxed and that's all I owe. I could then sell the stock and that ...
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What is the capital gains tax on stocks in Netherlands?

Pretty simple question - but I have read conflicting pieces saying in some cases capital gains is 0% in Netherlands and other places that it is 25%. Can anyone share details on the rate of capital ...
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Tax implications of selling UK property as US residents, while keeping cash proceeds in the UK?

We are currently selling our UK property and complete in a couple of weeks. The original plan was to transfer the money to our US account and pay off our US mortgage, but the exchange rate is ...
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Tax in Germany on ETF, government bonds, stocks

I've heard Germany tax rate on ETF capital gains and dividends is Kapitalertragsteuer + Solidaritätszuschlag = 26.375% (assuming you don't want to pay church tax also) Is this tax rate the same on: ...
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Is there SALT on long term capital gains?

I see that long-term capital gains tax rates are 0%, 15% or 20%. But these are federal so is there also a state and local tax on long term capital gains? Specifically in New York City, which for ...
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Renting and selling a US house while being a EU resident

Clearly anybody can buy a residential property in the US. If one buys for investment and lives in EU (say UK) where does he/she pay rent and sales tax? US or UK?
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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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US securities/brokerage account, owned by non-resident; tax liability

Assume the following scenario: natural person (not US citizen or Green Card holder) is tax-resident in some European (EU) country owns a US-based securities/brokerage account that holds shares of a ...
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Robinhood doesn't allow you to exercise call options in the app?

On the Robinhood website, https://support.robinhood.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001331403, the following is written about exercising stock options: Can I exercise my call before expiration? Yes. ...
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1031 exchange mortgage and principal

Let’s say I Sell a 500k property, of which 300k is profit, and 100k was principal and 100k a loan payoff. At sale closing, I send 300k to 1031 intermediary, 100k to bank (loan payoff), and 100k ...
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Understanding capital gains and taxes on employer stock purchase plan

My company offers employee stock purchase plan at a 15% discount. What I am wondering is how does capital gains come into effect if I only sell my original investment? As an example, using even ...
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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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Wash Sale Rule on Overall gain

Day 1: I purchased 100 stocks of ABC for 100$. The stock went down and I purchased additional 100 shares for say 80$. Now, my average is 200 shares for 90$. Day 2: The stock went up and I sold all ...
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What do I need to do, tax-wise, for a sudden windfall?

I had stock options in a company which was recently sold to a private investment firm. As a result, my options were converted into a single large sum ( > $100,000) and delivered via wire transfer into ...
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Tax consequences of transferring securities to non-spouse family member (US to US)

What are the tax implications of transferring stock between two family members who both live and work in the US? Family members in this specific case are parent->son/daughter and both adults don’t ...
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Rental Property 1031 Exchange & Boot

Is a mortgage "boot" still considered a recognized gain even if the debt, LTV (loan to value) and purchase price have all increased or remained the same in the exchange? Note: If you aren't familiar ...
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Capital loss treatment for non resident aliens

Can non resident aliens (someone who does not pass the substantial presence test) claim the 3000$ deduction against income if there is no sufficient capital loss? Also can any excess capital loss be ...
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Tax rules for investment LLC's

I have a question about how investments managed by an LLC are taxed. For example, say I invest my own money and buy a stock and I sell it for a positive return. If it is sold in less than a year of ...
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Is there a different tax rate for non-U.S. resident foreigners on capital gains in the U.S., depending on period of investment?

I'm an Indian citizen, living in the U.A.E. The U.A.E. does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., so, tax treaties don't affect the equation, which makes things simple. I've read that there is a ...
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UK Capital Gains Tax on Property - Deductible costs

Over 16 years ago my mother gifted me £40k from the sale of her home that I agreed to use towards buying a flat in my name for her to live in. There was a proviso to the gift that I was to give my ...
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Realize losses and gains at convenient time

Suppose I am long-term invested in some stocks or etfs. Consider the following two situations: 1) stock market is high, my personal income from work is low. Is it a good idea to sell (part of) my ...