Taxes are always a major factor for traders and investors. Anyone who wants to invest in stocks or futures contracts should take into consideration the primary differences in how these investments are taxed. This guide is going to discuss the main tax benefits of trading futures over stocks.
How are Stocks Taxed?
The tax system used for stock investments is quite simple; you only pay tax on any profits you make. This is known as a capital gains tax, and the rate you pay depends on which tax bracket you fall into. If you fall into the 10% or 15% tax bracket, for example, you would pay 0%.