Reply To: Should I realize a STCL or LTCL?

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Kaye Thomas
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The tax benefit you get from STCL is as good as LTCL, sometimes better. You don’t necessarily get a better result with STCL (depends on what else appears on your tax return) but you never get a worse one, so if you’re in a situation where you’re indifferent as to when to sell, make it before the anniversary date so you have STCL.