The wash sale rule is a tax regulation that prevents investors from selling an investment at a loss and then repurchasing the same or a substantially similar investment within 30 days. This rule is designed to prevent investors from claiming artificial losses. But how can you avoid triggering this rule? Adam Nash, CEO and co-founder of Daffy, has a tip for you.
If you own index funds, you can sell one of those index funds and then buy a different one that's exposed to the exact same index. For instance, if your Vanguard S&P 500 fund is down 20%, you can sell your Vanguard S&P 500 fund, take that loss and buy back the Charles Schwab S&P 500 fund. This way, you maintain your portfolio's correct exposure without triggering the wash sale rule.
But what if there was a way to avoid capital gains taxes altogether? This is where Daffy comes in. Daffy is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) that allows you to donate appreciated securities directly to your DAF account. By doing this, you avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated value of the securities, and you can take a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the donation.
Daffy makes giving easy and tax-efficient. With Daffy, you can easily donate to almost every US public charity, track tax-deductible contributions, and access donation receipts all in one place. Plus, Daffy waives all membership fees for members with less than $100 in their fund.
So, if you're looking to avoid triggering the wash sale rule and want to make your giving more impactful, consider Daffy. It's a great option for a DAF.
Please note that the information contained in this blog post is for educational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice. Always consult with a tax professional to assess your specific tax situation.
Please note that the information contained on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be considered tax advice. Any calculations are intended to be illustrative and do not reflect all of the potential complexities of individual tax returns. To assess your specific tax situation, please consult with a tax professional.