What are the tax implications of trading stocks? Back to list

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Jan 25, 2023 a 03:16
The tax implications of trading stocks depend on the frequency and length of time that the stock is held. In general, stocks that are held for less than a year are considered short-term capital gains and are taxed at the individual's ordinary income tax rate. Stocks that are held for more than a year are considered long-term capital gains and are taxed at a lower rate. In the United States, the long-term capital gain tax rate is currently 0%, 15%, or 20% depending on the individual's income tax bracket.

Additionally, dividends received from stocks are also taxed as ordinary income. If you hold a stock in a tax-advantaged account such as an IRA or 401(k), the taxes will be deferred until you withdraw the money.

It's important to keep records of all stock trades and to consult with a tax professional to ensure that you are properly reporting and paying taxes on your stock trades. The tax laws are subject to change and it's important to stay updated on the current regulations.

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