CHAPTER 10

Investment Planning to Save Taxes

“If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad, he should see how bad it is with representation.”

OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC

“There’s nothing more dangerous than the U.S. Congress with an idea.”

E. PATRICK MCGUIRE of the Conference Board,

Opening a Conference Examining Tax Incentives

“The alternative minimum tax is a ‘perfect example’ of a lack of common sense in the tax code... .”

NINA OLSON,

National Taxpayer Advocate

The first key to investment planning for 2013 tax purposes is finding out the ever-changing status of the capital gains tax on sales of capital assets. Capital assets include such things as stock, securities, real estate held as an investment, and most properties ...

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