This article has been updated for the 2022 and 2023 tax years. Capital gains tax rules do not make for a particularly thrilling topic. But, seeing that this is a personal finance blog geared towards young professionals and we should all be investing as early as possible, capital gains (and losses) related to investing are something I wanted to do a 101 type overview of. And what better time than now, as we head in to end of year tax planning and then tax filing season?
If you buy and sell investments, you need to know capital gains tax rate basics or you are at risk of significant losses through bad tax planning, an IRS audit if you calculate things incorrectly, or worse. You need to be particularly careful with capital gains when selling stock units from your employer.
This won’t be a complete guide to capital gains taxes, but hopefully it will provide a base background on the primary things that should be top of mind when it comes to investing assets and tax implications when…
This article was written by G.E. Miller and originally published on 20somethingfinance.com