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Old 07.12.2018, 23:14
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Re: Short term capital gains taxes in switzerland

I don't want to open a new topic so here is the question...

The rules to avoid being classified as a professional look pretty extreme. Anything more than "buy and hold for many years" could be problematic. However, I read this forum a lot and know that some of you guys are much more than "buy and hold" investors. Were you ever approached by the tax services?

I don't mind paying taxes but this is a bit too much. I don't see a good reason, to risk my money just to be classified as professional and lose large portion of capital gain because of some low volume option contracts. Better to spend that money on beer.

One more thing... one is alowed to hedge his own position but not to sale them before 6 months. That makes hedhing useless.

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