Trader Tax Services in AZ

Understanding the Wash Sale Rule

It’s important for anyone who buys and sells stock on a regular basis to be aware of tax code policies that can affect you come tax time. We understand that this can be a lot to keep track of—especially for day traders—and not to mention pretty confusing!

The best solution is, of course, to have a professional advise you and handle your taxes so you don’t have to worry about trying to figure out all the rules. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t educate yourself on the tax regulation basics!

Start with our breakdown of one of the most inevitable policies you’ll have to deal with in the trading profession: the wash sale rule.

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All About the Wash Sale Rule

If you buy and sell stocks on a regular basis, you should take the time to educate yourself about the wash sale rule. The wash sale rule was instituted into the U.S. tax code as part of IRS Code 550, and it’s a very important rule for those who buy and sell stocks. It’s designed to prevent people from claiming a tax loss on investments that they still hold.

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