Retirement Planning/Mutual Funds & Taxation
I owe the state of Illinois a considerable amount for year 2013. I just need a brief explanation to understand the reason why?
Most of my taxable income appears to have resulted from long term capital gains on NON-IRA Mutual Fund investments. Were those "taxable" long term capital gains a direct result of my switching investment brokers in mid 2013, which necessitated selling the proprietary NON-IRA Mutual Fund investments in order to make them transferable to the new broker OR did all these taxable long term gains result for a different reason?
There are a couple of ways you can be taxed on capital gains in a non IRA account. One is to sell them at a gain and the other is for stock trades made within the funds. You should not have had to sell these funds in order to move it to a different broker. If this is the case and you are still in the same funds than it sounds like your new broker is generating a commission for himself. To stay in the same funds and switch brokers, a "Change of Broker" form is all that's needed. Please let me know if this is the case, I would hate to imply that a broker did something unethical without all the facts.