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Capital Gains Tax and Precious Metals



Do I have to pay capital gains tax if the value of the precious metals I am storing increases? No. Although your precious metals may be appreciating rapidly, capital gains tax does not apply until you realize the gain by … Read More

Valuing Precious Metals



How can I determine the fair market value of my precious metals on any given day? Precious metals are traded on various world markets and have a continuously changing fair market value. One standard method for determining an exact value … Read More

The IRS and Precious Metals



How does the IRS know when I have a gain on the precious metals I have sold? You report the gain to the IRS yourself when you file your tax return. Does the IRS receive documentation of my precious metals … Read More

Inheriting Precious Metals



How can I leave my precious metals to my family and friends at my death? Precious metals can be transferred at death in the same ways that you can transfer other kinds of personal property: by will, in trust, by … Read More

Gifts of Precious Metals



Are there any tax consequences of giving precious metals as a gift? Sometimes. Precious metals can be gifted just like any other kind of personal property and are subject to the same federal and state gift tax rules. Gifts can … Read More

Sales Tax and Precious Metals



Do I have to pay sales tax when I buy precious metals? It depends. Sales tax laws vary from state-to-state and whether sales tax is due normally depends on where you take delivery of your metals. Many states have exempted … Read More

Precious Metals and Taxes (Frequently Asked Questions)



Sales Tax & Precious Metals Capital Gains Tax & Precious Metals Gifts of Precious Metals Inheriting Precious Metals The IRS & Precious Metals Valuing Precious Metals

10 of the Smartest Ways To Buy Silver



The main reason that people buy silver is for security. It is after all a safe haven asset in uncertain economic times that acts as a store of value that is independent from the volatility often seen with fiat currencies. … Read More

Why You Should Buy From Northwest Territorial Mint



When you purchase your precious metals from Northwest Territorial Mint, you are not only getting more metal for your money but also the highest-quality bullion on the market. We are the largest private mint in North America, manufacturing products right … Read More

Russian Sanctions and Possible Effects on the Platinum Market



We live in a world that is sometimes unpredictable, and at others it is all too much so. A lot of ink is spilled worrying about “black swan” events that nobody saw coming, whether they should have or not. (Of … Read More

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