sale or exchange of capital asset

A method of realizing gain or loss for tax purposes, involving a complete, bona fide, and permanent transfer of an ownership interest, in other words, a transfer of economic reality. Gregory v Helvering, 293 US 465, 79 L Ed 596, 55 S Ct 266, 97 ALR 1355.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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