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Situation: I work for a company that sets aside a portion of my salary for 6 months and then buys company stock at a 15% discount. I have held this stock for 13 years and don't want to accumulate any more. I still want to continue in the program to take advantage of the 15% gain.

I know that if you sell stock for a loss and then buy it back within 30 days, then you can't claim the loss for taxes. I'm wondering if there is any problem with buying X number of shares of "new" stock and selling the same number of shares of the "old" stock so I can claim long term capital gains instead of short term capital gains. Are there any restrictions around this or time tables I need to know of?
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