I have carry forward capital losses that I don't want to use this year because my income is such I pay 0% on capital gains and qualified dividends (ordinary income below threshold to pay tax on them). I don't see where I am required to use them this year, while still being eligible to use them in future years. Mechanically, Proseries does not allow for such a switch of using them or not, but that can be gotten around by adjusting the capital loss carry forward.
Is anything in the law giving me that choice?
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I'm good with that. You reminded me that the schedule D has the carry forward documented so messing with it doesn't work. Sometimes one needs to step back and revisit what at first looks like a gift. I'll take the no tax on qualified dividends until the next change in the tax law.