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How does the IRS treat private stock vs publicly traded stocks

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How does the IRS treat private stock vs publicly traded stocks ?
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Customer: I invested in a private company and I wanted to know how the sale of the stock would be treated
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Customer: I am just wondering of their are different rules for private vs public traded stock ?
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HI §864(b)(2)(A)I am foreign person. So the above applies to me. §864(b)(2)(A) I need to know if my private shares will be treated to same as public traded shares
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Hello and thanks for using Just Answers! IRC 864(b)(2)(A) apply to all securities and stock. It does not matter if the are publicly traded or closely held. You'll want to make sure the investment is taxed as a corporation and not a partnership. Let me know what other questions you have or additional facts surrounding the proposed transaction. Happy to help more.
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