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Income Tax Aspects Of Non-Business Capital Gains And Losses Part I

Harold Goedde

This article will discuss the general aspects of capital gains and losses, the brokers reporting to investors, how and where they are reported on Form 1040 and supporting schedules.

It is advantageous to have investment income in the form of long-term (held longer than one year) capital gains (LTCG) because they are taxed at a lower rate than ordinary income. For 2016, the net LTCG will be taxed at various rates depending on the tax bracket:

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Income Tax Aspects of Non-business Capital Gains And Losses – Part I

This article is divided in to three parts. Part I will cover the general aspects of capital gains and losses and how and where they are reported on Form 1040 and supporting schedules. Part II covers special situations involving sales of securities-wash sales, gifts, and inheritances. Part III will cover mutual funds, stock rights, debt securities purchased at a discount and premium, and exchanges.

Part I

It is advantageous to have investment income in the form of long-term (held longer than one year) capital gains (LTCG) because they are taxed at a lower rate than ordinary income. For 2013, the net LTCG will be taxed at various rates depending on the tax bracket: Read more