Capital Gain Basics

These pages offer an introduction for those who are new to the subject of capital gains and losses or want a review of basic concepts.

Capital Gains and Losses 101
A starting point for learning about the subject.

Capital Gain FAQs
Questions our readers ask from time to time.

Capital Gain and Loss Categories
How your tax rate is affected when your gain is classified as short-term or long-term, or falls into one of the special categories.

Purchase and Sale Step by Step
Walking through the process of setting up a brokerage account, buying stock, and making a subsequent sale.