Capital Gains Tax Laws Explained

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Capital Gains Tax Laws Explained

Would you like to know what is considered capital gains by the IRS? Would you like to know how much it might cost you?

Capital gains is what the IRS says is your profit when you sell something that is defined as a capital asset. Real estate, mutual fund shares, stocks, and bonds are all considered capital assets. If you inherited a home or real estate you might be subject to the capital gains tax.

How Much is The Capital Gains Tax Rate?

Your tax will depend on a few things. If you have a short term capital gain you will be taxed at your normal tax rate. However, if you have a long term gain you will be taxed at 15%. If you are in a tax bracket of 14% or less you’ll be taxed at 5%

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