Wash Sale Rule

Definition of "Wash sale rule"

Rule concerning stock sold and then repurchased or a similar security repurchased (warrants or options) within 30 full days before or after the day of the sale. Losses established from such a sale cannot be used to offset capital gains for tax purposes; however, this disallowed loss is not lost forever, as it can be added to the cost basis of the repurchased security for tax purposes.

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