What Is The Difference Between Long Term And Short Term Capital Gains?


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The terms Long Term and Short Term refer to the length of time you have held the asset/stock/bond/whatever before selling it.  I believe if you bought the item less than 6 months ago and are now selling it, the capital gains would be short term.  I'm not sure about the six months - a tax person would be able to tell you the exact time period.  Obviously, something held longer than the short term limit would be a long term capital gains.

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