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Old 16.12.2018, 15:22
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Re: Short term capital gains taxes in switzerland

if you are doing as I suggest long stock, selling 1 month (or 2/3/4 months out in time) calls as a hedge (or as a cost-basis reduction strategy!) then I think that would be about fine. At least I think i could argue with the taxman that i am hedging (as i said before i think the common sense threshold would be about 30--45 days perhaps). even if your stock gets called away and you re-establish the same position then you are just creating again your long term position which you have had. and no CGT! all these transaction will be documented by your broker and they must be reported to the tax man.
First, thanks for all the good info in this great.

Just to follow up on this,

1. Can you confirm that you report the selling of the call options as any other trade ?
2. Do you confirm that the premiums received count as "capital gain" (i.e. not income) ?

(obviously, as long as you somewhat follow the '5' rules)
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