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If I sell a stock that is held in a taxable account for a loss, I understand that I can offset a gain by other stock. I also understand that if I purchase that same stock on the same day in a NON taxable account (IRA) I might run up against the wash sale rule. What about if it is my wifes IRA, or my custodial childs account? Also, short of an audit how would the IRS know? Would this sort of a sale be a computer "flag" for my return?

Thanks in advance any help

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