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Author: TMFExRO Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121219  
Subject: Re: Tax-Loss Sale Question Date: 1/4/2001 9:52 PM
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My question, therefore, is this: will my loss help me in any way? Is a loss useful in offsetting dividend income and money market income, both of which I have? And, just in case I come across this scenario in the future, let me ask this: what if I sold tax at a loss but didn't have any capital gains or any dividend/interest income...what if I just had ordinary income? Is the loss useful in offsetting some of the ordinary income?

Please see this article in the FAQ: http://www.fool.com/school/taxes/2000/taxes000107.htm

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