Introduction to Schedule D


With this course, you’ll gain a basic knowledge and understanding of Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets, and Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses, for individual taxpayers. The course covers issues such as determining the correct basis of an asset, the proper disposition of a capital asset and the tax treatment of capital gains and losses, including the net investment income tax, and the §121 exclusion for gain on the sale of a principal residence.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify sales that are reported on Form 8949 and Schedule D.
  • Calculate the adjusted basis of capital assets.
  • Determine whether the holding period of an asset is short-term or long-term.
  • Summarize the tax treatment of capital losses.
  • Apply the appropriate tax rates to capital gains.
  • Decide if the net investment income tax applies.
  • Compute the §121 exclusion for the sale of a principal residence.

Course Details

This course includes an e-book and exam questions to help you earn CPE. CPE is issued after the exam is successfully completed.


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How to Earn CPE

To receive credit for this self-study course, you must successfully pass the course exam with a score of 70% or better.

Self-study courses and exams generally expire one year from the date of purchase. The AFTR course expires on December 31 of each year as required by the IRS.

Cancellation Policy

​Because this is an online education offering, it is nonrefundable.

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