In this article, originally prepared for his class in federal income tax, Professor Hjorth explores the theoretical bases and working principles underlying the taxation of capital gains and losses. Beginning with a review of basic federal income tax concepts and the provisions governing computation and recognition of all gains and losses, he proceeds through a comprehensive discussion of the basic Code provisions governing capital gains and losses. Additional discussion focuses on the specialized treatment afforded quasi-capital assets, copyrights and patents, inventory, discount bonds, short sales, small business stock, and foreign corporations.
Roland L. Hjorth,
An Introduction to Capital Gain and Losses,
41 Wash. L. Rev.
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