30-Day Wash Rule

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Definition: 30-Day Wash Rule

30-Day Wash Rule

Full Definition of 30-Day Wash Rule

IRS rule forbidding a taxpayer from claiming a loss on the sale of an investment if that same investment was purchased within 30 days before or after the sale date. The purpose of the rule is to discourage investors from selling at a loss just to get the tax benefit. also called 30-day wash sale rule.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for 30-Day Wash Rule are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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