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Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/2012 federal tax form 1040: Gain-Loss


During year 2008 I purchased $100K of Oppenheimer Rochester Muni (ORNAX).

On 03-05-2012 this was sold as follows:
Cost Basis:  125,636.99
Proceeds:    105,977.34
Gain/Loss:   -19,659.65

Can the loss of $19,659.65 be applied to the 2012 tax return.
If yes, how is this done.



Thanks for your question.

The loss is a long term capital loss and can be deducted using Form 8949 and Schedule D.  You can use the loss to offset capital gains plus $3,000.  Any unused loss carries over indefinitely until used up.

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