Selecting suitable investments is not just about risk. Taxes are also a factor when putting together an appropriate investment portfolio. It’s important to understand your tax implications across each type of investment. Your investment management expert, AOG Wealth Management, shares ways to minimize the tax impact when investing.
Manage Capital Gains
Capital gains are any gains taxed when stocks are sold at a profit. Investments that have been held for less than a year are taxed as ordinary income. Meanwhile, gains from investments that have been held longer than a year can be taxed at a more advantageous rate. It’s important to prolong gains on taxable portfolios so they obtain long-term capital gains. You can spread the tax impact by selling part of an investment during the current tax year and then sell the remainder the following tax year.
Harvest Capital Losses
It is possible to offset the gains from other investments by selling the investments that have lost money. Harvesting your capital losses, along with proper asset management, can put you in a better financial situation.
These are just a few strategies to consider to help minimize the tax impact on your investments. While tax impact awareness is a factor to consider when investing, if you have an investment that is no longer appropriate, it is best to replace it.
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