Thirty-day wash rule

Definition:

IRS rule stating that losses on a sale of stock may not be used as tax shelter if equivalent stock is purchased 30 days or less before or after the sale of the stock.

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Noninsured plans

Defined benefit pension plans that are not guaranteed by life insurance products. Related: Insured plans.

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