capital loss

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cap′ital loss′

loss from the sale of assets, as of bonds or real estate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: loss - the amount by which the purchase price of an asset exceeds the selling price; the loss is realized when the asset is sold
financial loss - loss of money or decrease in financial value
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There are three types of tax losses--business (or non-capital) losses, capital losses and "allowable business investment" losses.
Under the Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2010, this tax effect attributable to the Fund's capital loss carryovers (the conversion of non-taxable returns of capital into distributions taxable as ordinary income) will no longer apply to net capital losses of the Fund arising in Fund tax years beginning after Nov.
Whether investment losses from fraud should be treated as capital losses or theft losses when the stock is purchased through a stockbroker is currently undecided for tax purposes.
By going through your stocks and funds held in taxable accounts and culling the losing culprits, you could wind up with $10,000 to $20,000 or more in total capital losses.
The taxpayer argued that the prohibition against carrying back capital losses to a previous year and the $3,000 deduction limitation on capital losses applied only to the regular tax computation, not the AMT calculation.
Further, most of the debtor's tax attributes are transferred to the estate, including net operating loss carryovers; capital losses carryovers; passive loss carryovers; and tax basis and character of assets.
A new "reconciliation" rule has been added to prevent "over accrual" under the prescribed interest rate regime of the FIE Rules by recharacterizing capital losses on disposition as ordinary losses to the extent of prier FIE income inclusions.
More interesting to note are the large changes in the amount of net short-term capital losses reported.
Capital losses are deducted in full against capital gains.
Andy Hodge, who leads Deloitte's employer solutions tax practice in Birmingham, said: 'Individuals who have made a healthy profit on exercising their options can now go on to claim substantial capital losses, which can in turn be offset against capital gains to reduce their tax liability.
28 due to liquidating a subsidiary and capital losses, company sources said Wednesday.
NYSE: RLI), a specialty property and casualty insurance company, announced today that in order to utilize expiring capital gains in prior years, the Company has sold certain portfolio equity securities resulting in capital losses during the fourth quarter.