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Capital asset rules: Original post by Jeff Franco of Demand Media The tax law classifies the stocks you own as capital assets, and they are subject to the capital gains tax rules. Since the Internal Revenue Service treats your stocks as investment property, selling them at a loss allows you to claim a deduction each tax year, regardless of whether your holding period is short or long-term. However, the deduction is…

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