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Old 17.11.2016, 00:14
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If I am a small investor and I buy 5000 CHF worth of stock and after one month stock doubles and I sell for 10000 CHF, will the tax office bother to tax me? Assuming that was my only trade for the year.
Here's a story for you from not so distant past: "Eine schockierende Steuerrechnung erhielten so ein Unternehmer im Kanton Zürich, der mit zwei Transaktionen einen Kapitalgewinn von mehreren hundert Millionen erzielt hatte" [http://www.weltwoche.ch/ausgaben/200...willkuer.html]

When the numbers are big enough to catch their eye, even a single sale can be the trigger.
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Calculating gains just for the current year sounds more logical to me. If you bought a security long enough ago you might not even have nor be required to have any documents about its original price anymore. But I don't know exactly how they would calculate the gain and tax, and hope to never have to find out.
So let's say that you buy a stock for 100 and hold it. After 20 years the stock is now worth 1000. You decide to sell it. If we count the realized gains as sell Price - buy Price then we get 900. When we Count from the start of year, then it's 0. A huge difference. Where should I look for the correct answer?
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So let's say that you buy a stock for 100 and hold it. After 20 years the stock is now worth 1000. You decide to sell it. If we count the realized gains as sell Price - buy Price then we get 900. When we Count from the start of year, then it's 0. A huge difference. Where should I look for the correct answer?
Ask tax consultant or better yet - your local tax office. Mine was always helpful and friendly on the few times when I had to ask them something.
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Re: Interactive Brokers account

Any ideas on if I am a very regular trader (250 - 500 trades per year), but income from trading is far less than gross household income?

I guess that should also be safe due to the fact that gains from trading are minimal compared to the main family income?

thanks for any input
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You're likely not protected by the safe rules then especially if you don't hold same security long enough, so their hands are free to subjectively judge you however they wish. Small amount of gains would likely not get you into trouble yet. From a few articles and cases I've heard they are more after people making 100k+ profits on trading
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The ratio of gains to your household income or wealth is probably not as decisive as the sheer amount of tax that they can extract from you. In the article that I've already mentioned, someone got slapped already at a measely 2.1% yield
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Re: Interactive Brokers account

Guys, what you think about coming OECD automatical exchange - will be IB UK subject to it or they working under US legislation in this case ( custodian if I`m correct - IB LLC) and only FATCA influenced?
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If you have nothing to hide, that shouldn't worry you at all.
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There could be potential complications ))
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Re: Interactive Brokers account

How?

OECD automatic exchange regulations are all about forcing financial instituations of participating countries to rat you out with all accounts to your tax residence country's tax administration - presumably Switzerland if you live here.

If you were completely honest with them about your foreign held assets, filed tax returns completely and truthfulyl as you were supposed to, nothing's gonna change for you.

Only people with undeclared assets will suffer. Are you one of them?
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