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Understanding Capital Gains Tax

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Capital gains tax is an important aspect of the financial landscape that individuals and investors need to understand. Whether you're buying and selling stocks, real estate, or other investments, the tax implications can significantly impact your overall financial situation. At Futurity First, we can help shed light on how these tax rules can influence your investment decisions and financial planning.

When it comes to capital gains tax, one crucial distinction to understand is the difference between long and short-term gains. In general, if you hold an asset for more than one year before selling it, the resulting profit is considered a long-term capital gain. Conversely, if you sell an asset that you have owned for one year or less, the resulting profit is classified as a short-term capital gain. The distinction between long and short-term gains is significant because tax rates are often more favorable for long-term gains, designed to encourage long-term investment strategies. Typically, short-term capital gains are subject to the taxpayer's ordinary income tax rate, while long-term capital gains may qualify for reduced tax rates.

Capital gains tax is an essential consideration for individuals and investors looking to maximize their financial gains and make informed investment decisions. It's crucial to consult with a tax professional or financial advisor to ensure compliance with tax laws and develop a comprehensive strategy that aligns with your plan. With Futurity First, we can help you get your portfolio on the right track. Make an appointment to meet with us today so we can help you meet your financial goals.

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