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What should I do if I have a capital loss on a T5008 slip in TurboTax Online?

On your T5008 slip, a capital loss occurs if the amount in box 20 is greater than the amount in box 21 (signaling that the cost or book value associated with the securities transaction is greater than the proceeds of disposition or settlement amount).

If you enter any T5008 slip with a capital loss into TurboTax, you're given a warning when you reach the Review stage. If you're sure that you've entered your T5008 amounts correctly, you can ignore the warning. You're also given the option of going back to verify your amounts before continuing with the review.

  1. On the Review: Warnings screen (next to the message about the T5008), select Review.
  2. If you're sure about the accuracy of your T5008 data entries, select Ignore. (The warning process is over at this point).
  3. If you'd like to review or amend amounts on your T5008, select Applies to me. You'll be returned to the T5008-Summary page.
  4. For each T5008 slip you've entered, TurboTax will display an amount for Box 21. You're then given the option of editing any of those amounts by selecting Edit. The T5008 - Securities Transactions screen appears.
  5. Once you've verified the amounts and made changes (if necessary), select Done with T5008. You'll be taken back to the Review: Warnings page.
  6. If you're sure about the accuracy of your T5008 data entries, select Ignore.

Related information:

How do I enter a T5008 slip?

The capital gains on my T5008 in TurboTax are doubled. Why?

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