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You will not report anything on your tax return until you SELL stocks.

If you just hold stocks and did not sell them - nothing is reported on your tax return.

However - if stocks paid dividends in 2017 - that will be dividend income and will be reported.

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When stock value is going up or down because of market - you may have UNREALIZED gain or loss - that is not taxable or deductible.

When you sell the stock - the gain or loss is REALIZED - and sale transaction is reported on your tax return.

Let me know if you need any clarification or help with reporting.

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