Federal Taxes

Are the tax rates the same for capital gains as they are for individuals?

No, the tax rates that apply to capital gains are lower than the tax rates that apply to other income. The maximum rate for some capital gains is 15%. For lower-income individuals, the rate may be 0% on some or all of the capital gain. Special types of net capital gain can be taxed at 25% or 28%, depending on what they are, and whether there are any penalties involved.


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