My question is about IRS tax forms for 2017 [I have an extension to file].
In the past few years I had capital gains+losses, so for those years I filled out schedule D which includes a line for a capital-loss carryover amount. I did the capital-loss carryover worksheet and put the result on schedule D.
But in 2017, I had no capital gains or losses—only mutual fund distributions—box 2a on 1099 forms.
Despite having no capital gains/losses in 2017, do I still need to do schedule D in order to keep this capital-loss carryover “current” or alive? I read the instructions but got even more confused.
Thanks for info–