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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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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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TradeLog Tip: Send Files to Support


Next time you need support with a problem in your TradeLog file, here is a trick for best results: use the Send Files to Support function which is built right into the software and found in the Help menu. This function allows you to send our support team the file you are currently working on along with a message about the problem you are having!

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Everyday Tax Savings for All Year Long


Traders and Investors: Your daily expenses and activities may be earning you valuable tax breaks. From child care and retirement savings to medical expenses and hobbies, you have many opportunities to save thousands on your federal taxes. Our partners at TaxACT® provide nine valuable tax savings tips we've summarized for you below!

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TradeLog Tip: Keep Your Data Files Current


Believe it or not, 2011 is already more than halfway over. Before you know it, tax time will be here again. So the best tip we can give TradeLog users is to keep your data files current - then tax time will be much easier. Here is what you need to do...

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Using Trade Accounting Software to Assist Your CPA


Most CPAs and trading accountants dread tax time! They don’t have the same perks as the average Joe who can file a W-2 in 20 minutes by using a popular tax software package! Instead, trading accountants have to undergo the grueling process of piecing together every trade for the tax year being filed. This is why the pricing of professional accounting services has dramatically increased over time. Of course, this does not mean that you should assume that filing your own taxes is the answer. There are clear advantages to choosing a good professional trading accountant as discussed in the previous article. However, as a user of TradeLog trade accounting software, you can compromise by assisting your CPA in filing your taxes, which can save you time and money!

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What Some CPA’s Don’t Want You to Know


For decades there have been qualified accountants available to assist in filing individual and corporate taxes. While many people now use popular tax software to file their own taxes, there are still a good number who rely solely on a CPA to prepare their tax filing. If you are a trader or investor and are thinking of using or currently use a CPA, there are some things you should know that some CPAs don't want you to know…

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TradeLog Tip: Toggle Quick Start Panel


Here is a trick to bring the TradeLog Quick Start Guide right to your TradeLog window with just a few key strokes! Instead of going through the Global Options settings every time, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Q to toggle the new Quick Start Panel either on or off.

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