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Article Date:
October 2007


Word Count:
429

 

 

Tax Quiz—Are You a Stock Dealer, Trader, or Investor?


1. If I buy and sell stocks, how does the law decide if I am a

 

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dealer,

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trader, or

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investor?

2. How different is the tax treatment in each of these categories?

 

Answer to Tax Quiz

 

As a person who buys and sells stocks, you will see a huge difference in how the law treats you in the following tax classifications:

 

1.

Dealer

2.

Trader

3.

Investor

In this answer, we will discuss how the law decides your classification and what that means.

 

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