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sjoshuaberger
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I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

My Turbo tax filing shows ALL of my capital gain losses in 2020 and I think that is in error. can I chat with a turbo tax person?
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VolvoGirl
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Yes the taxable gain would be 60,000 - 32,000 = 28,000.  You will only be taxed on the 28,000 after all the loss is applied.  So you are selling it for 64,000? 64,000-4,000cost = 60,000.

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xmasbaby0
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I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Where do you see your full capital loss on your 2020 tax return? Look at the actual tax forms, not a summary screen in TurboTax. On what form and line do you see the full capital loss? What is the exact amount on that line? What are the exact amounts on Schedule D lines 16 and 21, and on Form 1040 line 7?

 

sjoshuaberger
Returning Member

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

I FIND IT ON SCHEDULE D, LINE 7.  IT SHOWS -36,057.

 

ON LINES16 IT SHOWS -35,154, AND A $3000 LOSS ON LINE 21,  NOTHING IS SHOWN ON LINES 17-20

rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

That seems right. The full amount of the capital loss is supposed to be on Schedule D. But it's not subtracting the full capital loss from your taxable income.


Schedule D line 7 is your total short-term capital loss. You must have a long-term capital gain of $903 on Schedule D line 15. Your overall net capital loss on Schedule D line 16 is -$36,057 + $903 = -$35,154. But that net capital loss does not all go to Form 1040. You should have a capital loss of -$3,000 on Form 1040 line 7 (from Schedule D line 21). Only that $3,000 is subtracted from your taxable income. The remaining $32,154 of your capital loss is carried over to 2021.

 

sjoshuaberger
Returning Member

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Wow, what you stated is exactly correct.   But a couple more questions.

 

 Is the $32,154 short term capital losses or long term?   And, I hope to sell a piece of vacant land in California (Joshua Tree city) sometime soon. It cost me $4000 but I expect to net about $60000 from the sale.  So that will be a large capital gain, correct.? If so, how much of my left over capital loss can I apply in my 2021 tax filing?

Am I limited to $3000 per year?

Mike9241
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

capital gains and losses are netted. if you end up with $3,000 or more in net capital losses up to $3,000 can be deducted ($1,500 if married filing separate). the rest carries over to 2021. see whats on form 1040 line 7

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

What you actually net (proceeds) from the sale doesn't matter. The gain is basically sales price - cost.  Looks like the gain from the sale will use up all your Capital Loss Carryover which will reduce the taxable gain.

 

You get to first offset the loss against any gains you have each year so that can use more of it up.  Then after applying the loss to the current gains you can take a max loss of 3,000 (1,500 MFS)per year.  Turbo Tax does all the calculations for you.  Just enter the prior year carryover amount.  Or the carryover loss should automatically transfer into next year.

 

 

sjoshuaberger
Returning Member

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Form 1040 , Line 7 says $3000.    But what about the rest of my last message?  Are you able to answer that?

 Sorry to have so many questions but I am still learning.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Read the new replies above your last post.  We were posting at the same time.

sjoshuaberger
Returning Member

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

So are you saying that if I net approx $60K from my vacant land sale, then I can apply in my 2021 tax filing ALL of my remaining capital losses (about $32K) to that net profit from the land sale, or just what I would be taxed from the land sale profit?

sjoshuaberger
Returning Member

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

So are you saying that if I net approx $60K from my vacant land sale, then I can apply in my 2021 tax filing ALL of my remaining capital losses (about $32K) to that net profit from the land sale, or just what I would be taxed from the land sale profit?

VolvoGirl
Level 15

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Yes the taxable gain would be 60,000 - 32,000 = 28,000.  You will only be taxed on the 28,000 after all the loss is applied.  So you are selling it for 64,000? 64,000-4,000cost = 60,000.

sjoshuaberger
Returning Member

I need to discuss a capital gain this year with my capital gain losses in 2020. Who can I talk to?

Trying to sell it for $70K but there is an 8% commission and some other costs so I am estimating $60K profit

(I hope).  You response was perfect; thanks much

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