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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Capital gains tax exclusion in Small Business Jobs Act signed on Monday (27th)

The Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act of 2010, signed into law on Monday Sept. 27th, increases the exclusion from gross income for the gain from the sale or exchange of "qualified small business" stock (aggregate gross assets not in excess of $50 million) acquired after enactment and before January 1, 2011 from 50% to 100% if held for 5 years.  

Admittedly that may sound like a bigger deal than it turns out to be because qualifying investments already had a fairly low tax rate, but it is still something to think about when considering a small business investment (or angel investment).

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