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I am new to trading stocks this year and have an ignorant question.

I received my 1099 tax form with a list of sells I made throughout the year but it did not include my buys. I made ~ a $5.00 profit from buying/selling last year. It would seem obvious that I only pay a capital gains tax for profits but my 1099 shows nothing but sells. Do I pay a capital gains tax on my sells only or net profit for the year?

Please feel free to expand with other helpful hints as seen fit for a new stock investor dealing with taxes. I understand the longer I hold onto a stock I will pay a lower percentage in capital gains. Since this was my first year investing in stocks, I was still learning and accumulating a lot of research to find the right investments, which led to my frequent trading activity.
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