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May 2007

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Tax Quiz—Sell Stock at a Loss to Your Daughter

You bought stock in 2003 for $17,000. In 2007, you sell this stock to your daughter at fair market value for $9,000. What is the loss deduction you may claim on your 2007 return?











Answer to Tax Quiz


Correct answer: $0. You may not deduct this loss, because you made the sale to a related party, your daughter.


The related-party rules apply. If she sells the stock at a loss, her basis is $9,000. If she sells the stock at a gain, ... Log in to view full article.

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