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All capital gains (long-term and short-term) are reported on Form 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets and Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses is used to calculate a net capital gain or loss. If there is a net gain that is all short-term, then the short-term gain will be taxed at the taxpayer's regular income tax rate; however, if there are long-term losses, these are allowed to offset the short-term gains.

Capital gains and losses are entered on Form 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions in the TaxAct program and then reported on Form 8949 and Schedule D.

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Investment Income in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, click Gain or loss on the sale of investments to expand, then click Capital gain or loss (Form 1099-B).
  3. Click + Add Form 1099-B to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Click Quick Entry to scroll down to answer all applicable questions or click Step-by-Step Guidance to proceed with the program interview questions.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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