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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 reported on Form 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions in the TaxAct program and the program transfers the info to Form 8949 and Schedule D. If you need help reporting Form 1099-B, go to our Form 1099-B - Entering Capital Gains and Losses in Program FAQ.


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