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2020 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Strategies for Your Stock Portfolio

When you take advantage of the tax code’s offset game, your Stock Market Portfolio can represent a little gold mine of opportunities to reduce your 2020 income taxes. The tax code contains the basic rules for this, and once you know the rules, you can apply the correct strategies. Here’s the basic strategy: Avoid the high taxes (up to 40.8 percent) on short-term capital gains and ordinary income. Lower the taxes to zero—or if you can’t do that, then lower them to 23.8 percent or less by making the profits subject to long-term capital gains. Think of this: you are paying taxes at a 71.4 percent higher rate when you pay at 40.8 ...

2020 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Deductions for Existing Vehicles

It's the last week in November 2020 and it’s time to examine your existing Business and Personal (yes, Personal) Cars, SUVs, Trucks, and Vans for some profitable Year-End Business Tax Deductions. In this article, let’s first look at your prior and existing business vehicles that you or your pass-through business owns. Then, we will take a look at your personal vehicles as a possible source for a last-minute tax-saving deduction. Let's start with prior and existing business vehicles. Your first step is to identify your gain or loss on a sale. Once you have or know what the gain or loss is, know these basic rules: Gains attributable ...