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Wash sale disallowed

Hi,

 

I am doing taxes based on the stock selling listed on 1099-B.

My 1099-B has lot of data where cost basis is not reported to IRS. 1g in 1099-B is 0.

 

However, in the supplemental information I could find all the data for RSU and ESPP.

I have sold some RSU where the column mentions "Wash sale disallowed" with value 213.51.

In TT, I imported all the data and entered 0 in 1e box and checking box Cost basis is missing or inaccurate.

Next page it mentions me to adjust the cost basis which I did using the information provided in the supplemental form. However, there was nothing that I entered for Wash sale. Is there anything that I need to adjust manually or the Wash sale data was captured in the adjusted cost basis on supplemental form.

 

Thanks.

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DianeW777
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Wash sale disallowed

It depends.  The broker only knows when a wash sale occurs, not when a wash sale no longer exists. This can spill over between two tax years.  Likewise you can have a wash sale during a tax year, and then fully dispose of the stock in the same year which would eliminate the wash sale rule for the final sale of the same stock. Review the following information to see if you need to make any adjustments to cost basis and if a wash sale still exists for you.

 

It's up to you to know when you no longer have to consider the wash sale rule. 

 

Wash sales cannot be combined into section totals.  They should be entered individually so that you can track your cost basis and know when you are allowed to use the information on a final sale.

 

Wash Sale Rule Defined:

  • A wash sale occurs when an investor sells or trades a security at a loss, and within 30 days before or after, buys another one that is substantially similar.
  • It also happens if the individual sells the security at a loss, and their spouse or a company they control buys a substantially similar security within 30 days.
  • The wash-sale rule prevents taxpayers from deducting a capital loss on the sale against the capital gain.

Affect on Cost Basis:

  • The loss that occurs on a wash sale is added to the cost basis of the shares purchased that created the wash sale.
  • When all shares are sold and there is no repurchase, that increased cost basis will be used in full and used to determine gain or loss.

As long as you are tracking the wash sales and are not using them on the tax return when you are not allowed, then you can simply enter the same cost basis as the selling price. This will  reconcile your tax return with your Form 1099-B Proceeds which is what the IRS is comparing.

 

Be sure to keep good records so that you know when to add those losses for future sales. 

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Wash sale disallowed

Fidelity informed that all the wash sale is accounted in the cost basis calculation.

So, I am assuming that just need to add Adjusted cost basis in TT and nothing specific to wash sales.

GeorgeM777
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Wash sale disallowed

Yes, that's right.  If the disallowed loss from the wash sale was added back to your subsequent purchase of the stock, then you can enter your cost basis as it appears on your 1099-B, and then make the adjustment to cost basis to account for the fact that the disallowed loss was added back to your cost basis.  

 

Keep your 1099-B and the Supplement because both documents support your entries on your tax return. 

 

@kamal444 

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Wash sale disallowed

for those replacement shares that caused the wash sale, the broker/Fidelity has already added in the disallowed loss and included it in the 1099-B report if those shares were sold . so there should be nothing to adjust. 

@kamal444 

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