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Short-term capital gains come from selling capital assets that have been owned for less than one year. The tax rate for this money is equal to your ordinary tax rate. Long-term capital gains are typically taxed lower than short-term. In 2020 this tax rate was either 0%, 15% or 20%, depending on your annual income. Selling stock, land or a business that has been in your possession for less than a year will significantly increase the amount of taxes you pay on these gains.