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IRA Wash Sales Can Have Severe Consequences


Yes! You read that correctly: Wash sales in an IRA can have severe consequences! This often-overlooked part of the IRS wash sale rules must not be ignored by active traders and investors.

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Tags: Trader Taxes, Wash Sales

It's the Season: for Watching Wash Sales


Wash sales can happen all year long, but wash sales that occur in December and January are the ones to watch. Why? Because wash sales that happen in December and January can potentially increase your taxable capital gains for the year! In this post we’ll review what a wash sale is and their potential negative effect. Plus, we'll illustrate how to use TradeLog to monitor wash sale effects on your trades.

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Tags: Trader Taxes, Wash Sales

TradeLog Software Support Changes: Questions and Answers


In July we announced changes to our technical support service for TradeLog. Here are some questions and detailed answers regarding these changes that you may be interested in.

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Tags: TradeLog Tips

TradeLog Trick: Updating TradeLog


Updating your TradeLog software is very important. Here are some reasons why, as well as tricks for keeping your software up-to-date easily:

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TradeLog Tip: Follow Year End Instructions Carefully


When TradeLog users fail to follow year end instructions carefully, the result is often problems of some sort. From importing the needed data, to reconciling and ending the tax year - doing these steps correctly can make a difference in the accuracy of reports and more! Here are a few tips when it comes to using TradeLog at the end of the year…

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IRS News: Tax Time Tips


The IRS has published some top tax tips to make tax time easier on you. Even though your return is not due until April, you can get an early start now! Here are some of the Internal Revenue Service’s top tips that may be helpful for you:

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Important Tax Dates for 2012


We have put together a list of important dates that affect many active traders and investors for tax reporting. Most traders have a little extra time for filing this year, so check out what deadlines affect you!

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TradeLog Tip: Negative Shares Checklist


If you've ever had a Negative Shares Error occur in your TradeLog file then you've probably wondered what to do. We have a resource in the TradeLog help file to assist in identifying and resolving negative shares quickly: the Negative Shares Error Checklist.

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TradeLog Tip: Be an Educated Trader


Why this tip? Trader tax issues are some of the most complex. In fact, many CPAs will admit they do not fully understand the wash sale rule, trader status, and other nuances. It is important that you understand enough about what is required by the IRS, and how to meet those requirements so that you can file accurate taxes and avoid mistakes that could cost you! Here are some suggestions for staying educated…

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Tags: TradeLog Tips, Trader Taxes

Back to School for TradeLog Users


School students and TradeLog users share something in common: upon returning from a brief but a relaxing hiatus, both groups have to reacquaint themselves with the fundamentals of their subjects. To assist in this regard, good teachers provide a curriculum that serves as a guide so the student knows what to expect and how to apply what they’ve learned. Likewise we have provided a guide to necessary TradeLog curriculum for you...

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