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Post-Election Flashback: A Tax Break For Federal Executive Office Appointees

November 17, 2016 Business & Tax Blog Capital Gain Transactions

With President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments at the forefront, we revisit our August 2016 post examining a capital gains tax break for federal executive appointees who must sell assets to avoid conflicts of interest. We noted that appointees with unrealized capital gains in undiversified assets could use the law to diversify without paying capital gains tax, creating a tax break vastly more valuable than anything else they earn from their positions.

Here is a link to our original post:

Here is a link to a November 8 International Business Times article quoting our post and further examining the tax deferral law:

Are any potential Trump appointees likely to benefit? Decide for yourself after reviewing a roster of potential appointees:

E. John Wagner, II