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When you sell an investment for a profit, the Internal Revenue Service wants its cut.
Capital gains are the profits you make when you sell a stock, mutual fund or other taxable asset.
You’ll owe capital gains taxes if that investment increased in value while you owned it. How much you owe depends on a couple of factors, including your income and how long you owned the capital asset.
There are several legitimate ways to lower your capital gains tax liability, including investing in a retirement account.
Here’s everything you need to know, including capital gains tax rates and how to calculate what you owe.
What Is Capital Gains Tax?
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