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 ...