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zapota62
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Received CP2000 saying that I have securities income of 13,000. I have no idea to what this refers.

 
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Hal_Al
Level 15

Received CP2000 saying that I have securities income of 13,000. I have no idea to what this refers.

The IRS has received a copy of a form 1099-B, in your name and social security number, for the sale of stock or mutual funds. The gross amount was $13,000. The $13,000 is not taxable income. Only the capital gain, or loss, (the difference between what your sold the stock for and what you paid for it) is reportable income. However, until you report the sale on form 8949 and schedule D, showing your gain or loss; the IRS will treat the whole $13K as income. 

harpermaddox
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Received CP2000 saying that I have securities income of 13,000. I have no idea to what this refers.

Just got sent a CP2000 for the same issue.  The IRS misclassified it as on my 1040 and the scary letter caused a freakout at my house.  1) it's investment income so it is capital gains not personal income and 2) The $87k "income" was for the sell price, not the realized gain/loss which was < $2k.
macuser_22
Level 15

Received CP2000 saying that I have securities income of 13,000. I have no idea to what this refers.

@harpermaddox - If you failed to enter the cost basis when the capital gain was reported then the IRS assumes it was zero and bills you for the entire amount of the sale, not just the gain.   Answer the letter with documentation to show the actual gain or send an amended return if they requested that.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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