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Claiming losses on depreciated or worthless stock

Have you bought stock that later became worthless? At least you can claim a deduction on your tax return. You can claim a capital loss equal to your basis in the stock, which is generally what you paid for it. The stock is treated as if it was sold on the last day of the […]

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Selling securities by year end? Avoid the wash sale rule

If you’re planning to sell assets at a loss to offset gains that have been realized during the year, it’s important to be aware of the “wash sale” rule. Under this rule, if you sell stock or securities for a loss and buy substantially identical stock or securities back within the 30-day period before or […]

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