short-term capital gain
- The profit made from selling or trading a property or investment that was owned for less than a particular duration, often one year, which is considered regular income for federal taxation purposes
- The profit from selling my shares in the tech startup within six months is considered a short-term capital gain.
- The investor had to pay higher taxes on her short-term capital gain from her real estate sale.
- If you hold a bond for less than a year, any profit from its sale is categorized as a short-term capital gain.