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Tax-loss Harvesting

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tax-loss harvesting
Build and manage your portfolio from one place

Take advantage of dips in the market by using a tax-loss harvesting investing strategy. This complimentary service for Essential and Selective Portfolios will analyze your portfolio daily, searching for opportunities to initiate tax-loss harvesting. When such an opportunity arises, TD Ameritrade Investment Management will sell the position for you.


Essential Portfolios and Selective Portfolios are offered through TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC ("TDAIM"). The tax-loss harvesting feature is currently only available with the TDAIM ETF-based portfolios in taxable TD Ameritrade Investing Accounts.

Potential benefits of tax-loss harvesting

  • Offset taxes on capital gains and also up to $3,000, per year, on taxable income
  • Checking daily for opportunities, while keeping your money in the market
  • An automated service, so all you have to do is turn it on 

Tax-loss Harvesting

TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC ("TDAIM") and its affiliates do not provide tax advice. We suggest you consult with a tax-planning professional with regard to your personal circumstances as to whether the TDAIM tax-loss harvesting feature is appropriate for you. This feature generally would be more beneficial to investors in higher tax brackets and high-tax states.

See how tax-loss harvesting works in your portfolio

See how tax-loss harvesting works in your portfolio

Tax-loss harvesting automatically reviews your portfolio to potentially lower the amount of taxes you owe. 

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