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Trader Tips: Succeeding as a New Trader


Every trader wants to be successful, but learning how to succeed as a new trader can be challenging. We asked two experienced traders what advice they would give for success. Here's what they had to say...

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Tags: Trader Tips, Active Trading

Understanding the Buzz About Digital Currency


Digital Currency.Have you wondered what all the buzz about digital currency really means? Cryptocurrency, virtual currency, Bitcoin - what are they and what are the pros and cons? Find out the answers to those questions and more...

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Tags: Digital Currency, trading

Get to Know the TradeLog Team


Get to Know the TradeLog TeamWe have put together a rockstar team to assist you, with almost 70 years of combined industry experience! TradeLog’s team is comprised of educated, experienced, multilingual individuals with varied backgrounds who pride themselves on delivering a solid software product and valuable customer experience. Meet the real live smiles from some of our team members who you interact with on a regular basis...

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Improved TradeLog Support for Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs)


Let's talk about ETNs. The trader world continues to evolve with new trading products and the interpretation of tax rules to go with them. Exchange-traded notes (ETNs) have come under more scrutiny by tax experts in recent years, especially the treatment of volatility ETNs which have become very popular products. Recent improvements to TradeLog Software provide enhanced support for traders of ETNs.

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Tags: Trader Taxes, ETN

Filing a Tax Extension - What Traders Should Know


Time is running out.The April tax deadline is approaching, are you running out of time? Consider the benefits of filing a tax extension. An extension grants six additional months from the IRS to finish and file your tax return. The great news: the IRS automatically grants this extension if you file your request on time. But there are some things you should know...

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Tags: trader taxes, 2017 Taxes

Important Tax Dates for 2018


Ready or not, tax day is coming! Take note of the important dates below for your 2017 tax return, and don't procrastinate. What do you need to prepare your trader tax reporting? We'll answer that question also...

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Tags: 2018 Taxes, Wash Sales, 1099-B

Are Wash Sales Affecting Your Bottom Line?


As the tax year comes to an end it's important for to understand wash sale effects from your trading and any negative consequences on your taxable gains. Using TradeLog Software, you can understand how wash sales affect your bottom line and then utilize reporting tools to help you potentially control and avoid harmful results.

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Tags: Wash Sales, Trader Taxes, 2017 Taxes

Introducing Trader Tax Solutions, our new TradeLog Certified Service Provider!


We are working to expand our Service Provider network to offer our customers more options when they need assistance with reconciling their trades. Trader Tax Solutions is a team of expert TradeLog users who can help you with reconciliation of your trade history and tax form preparation to meet specific IRS filing deadlines, or monthly/quarterly maintenance of your TradeLog TaxFiles and wash sale tracking as you near the end of each tax year.

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Tags: trade accounting, trade reconciliation, Trader Taxes, active trader, TradeLog, TradeLog News, IRS tax forms, tax software, 2016 taxes, Form 8949, Form 6781, Form 4797, Mark-to-Market, MTM, Wash Sales, TaxFile, Service Provider, Section 1256, Section 475f, trader status

Extended Support Hours through Tuesday, April 18th


Our TradeLog Support Team is pleased to offer our customers extended support through to Tuesday, April 18th.

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Tags: TradeLog, TradeLog News, Trader Taxes, active trader, 2016 taxes, IRS tax forms, tax software, filing extension, Form 6781, Form 8949, Form 4868, Service Provider, trade accounting, trade reconciliation, gains and losses

Surviving the Tax Season - The What, Why and How of Corporate Actions


A discussion of what the more common mandatory actions are, why companies choose to execute these events and how TradeLog users can effectively and accurately account for these actions on their trader tax forms.

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Tags: stock split, merger, acquisition, spinoff, rights, warrants, Corporate Actions, dividends, CUSIP, bonus issue, buybacks, buyouts, tax software, trader taxes, active trader, TradeLog