The capital gains tax rate: How you can pay less

Capital gains tax rates are generally lower than other rates, but one can still lessen the tax hit through strategic planning, according to The Motley Fool. An investor can offset capital gains with capital losses. For example, an investor with $10,000 in long term gains and $5,000 in losses would be on the hook for just the $5,000 in net gains. -- The Motley Fool

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