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"after selling stock, where does the loss get recorded when filing taxes?"

On Schedule D. You put in the amount you spent on the stock, including commissions and any miscellaneous charges from your broker, and the date; and the amount you got when you sold it, after SEC fees, commissions, any other charges, and the date. You can deduct up to $3000 from other income; if it is worse than that, any loss over $3000 you can carry forward to next year.

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