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My income from stock sales was $1.43. So I need to file a tax return?
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Yes, you likely need to file to report that transaction. The main risk with stock transactions is that the IRS may not know your basis in the stock (the amount you paid for it). Therefore, the IRS will often treat the entire sales price as profit.

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Yes, you likely need to file to report that transaction. The main risk with stock transactions is that the IRS may not know your basis in the stock (the amount you paid for it). Therefore, the IRS will often treat the entire sales price as profit.

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