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Subject:  Re: stock loss carryover, can it skip a year? Date:  2/17/2011  1:56 AM
Author:  whyaduck1128 Number:  112317 of 130172

irasmilo and bookie71 are both correct. You must file to get the carryover, and you must prepare the worksheet to calculate the carryover.

Of course, if you use tax prep software to prepare the return, it will compute the carryover automatically (hint).

I have clients whose only reason for filing is to keep the carryovers rolling, sometimes for many years in the case of children.
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