capital loss carryback

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  1. Paul B.

    Paul B. Guest

    Can an individual investor take capital losses and apply them
    against previous year's gains? I know they can be carried forward
    to ensuing years. From what I read, I know corporations can carry
    losses backward, but I don't think individuals can, unless
    perhaps they classify as Traders and use the Mark to Market
    approach - which sounds very complicated.

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    Paul

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    "Paul B." <> wrote:

    > Can an individual investor take capital losses and apply them
    > against previous year's gains?


    No

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    > Can an individual investor take capital losses and apply them
    > against previous year's gains?


    No.

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    ed Guest

    Your only hope would be a NOL carryback. I don't think you
    qualify but get form 1045 and its instructions to see.

    ed

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    Paul B. wrote:

    > Can an individual investor take capital losses and apply them
    > against previous year's gains? I know they can be carried forward
    > to ensuing years. From what I read, I know corporations can carry
    > losses backward, but I don't think individuals can, unless
    > perhaps they classify as Traders and use the Mark to Market
    > approach - which sounds very complicated.


    Capital losses only go forward.

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  6. "Paul B." <> wrote:

    > Can an individual investor take capital losses and apply them
    > against previous year's gains? I know they can be carried forward
    > to ensuing years. From what I read, I know corporations can carry
    > losses backward, but I don't think individuals can, unless
    > perhaps they classify as Traders and use the Mark to Market
    > approach - which sounds very complicated.
    >
    > Any insight would be appreciated.


    Can't do it.

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    Woods Financial Services
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    D. Stussy Guest

    Paul B. wrote:

    > Can an individual investor take capital losses and apply them
    > against previous year's gains? I know they can be carried forward
    > to ensuing years. From what I read, I know corporations can carry
    > losses backward, but I don't think individuals can, unless
    > perhaps they classify as Traders and use the Mark to Market
    > approach - which sounds very complicated.


    An individual may NEVER carry back a capital loss.

    The trader approach causes a NET OPERATING LOSS carryback, not a capital loss
    carryback.

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