Wash Sale & Selling Vested Stock at Loss
So I have stock that vested 3 months ago that I want to sell now for a loss. FB stock hasn't been doing well. Only problem is I had stock that just vested yesterday, so if I sell those previously vested stocks, it will trigger the Wash Sale rule since vesting is considered a buy.
Then the loss would be added to the cost basis of my newly vested stock. If I sell the newly vested stock, there will be no more stock cost basis to add loss to. So can I still claim losses on tax next year? No one at FB is actually able to answer this question with official proof, so maybe you guys are better on finance stuff.