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The TradeLog™ Top Ten


Why spend your time preparing your gains and losses for the IRS when TradeLog™ can do it for you? A review of the top ten advantages of using TradeLog™ software to prepare your trader tax return.

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Tags: TradeLog, Form 8949, Schedule D, Form 6781, active trader, trader taxes, 1099-B, Wash Sales, Futures, Mark-to-Market, MTM, tax software

Introducing Cogenta Computing - New Publishers of TradeLog Software!


We are excited to announce that Cogenta Computing is the new owner of TradeLog software. Read on for what this means for the software as well as for our customers! Positive changes will be implemented over the next few months.

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Tags: TradeLog, tax software, trader taxes, active trader, TradeLog News

Use TradeLog All Year Long, Not Just at Tax Time


Using TradeLog only once a year, at or near the tax filing deadline is not the most efficient use of our software. We strongly recommend that you use TradeLog at least weekly or monthly throughout the year.

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Tags: Active Trading, Trader Taxes, TradeLog Tips, 1099-B

How Keeping a Log of Your Trades Makes You a Better Trader


Keeping a journal or trade log is as big a hassle as doing taxes. But it is one of the most important and productive disciplines a trader can adhere to. It not only helps you accurately report taxes but also improves your trading.

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Tags: Active Trading, TradeLog Tips

TradeLog Tax Software Security Update - Encrypted Tax Files


Armen Computing Ltd. has released a major security update to it's TradeLog Trade and tax Accounting software program. Version 14.5 now utilizes encrypted data files for storing users brokerage account trade history and tax information.

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Tags: TradeLog News

1099-B Reconciliation Woes


Very few of the 2014 1099-Bs will reconcile with TradeLog due to the different ways brokers are interpreting what should be reported, and what should not be reported. There is simply no standardization from one broker to the next.

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Tags: Trader Taxes, 1099-B, Wash Sales, TradeLog Tips

Reporting Cash Settled Exercise for Section 1256 Contracts


Learn how to report the cash settled exercise of a Section 1256 contract for IRS tax reporting.

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Tags: TradeLog Tips, Corporate Actions, Section 1256, Options, Trader Taxes

Adjusting for AAPL Split in TradeLog


The June 9th AAPL stock split affects many TradeLog users. Our support team has put together these specific instructions to help you easily adjust for the split of stock and option positions in your TradeLog trade history.

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Tags: Corporate Actions, TradeLog Tips

Filtering with Basic Find Commands


TradeLog offers a range of useful filters for trade analysis. In this second part of our series of tips, you will learn about simple Find functions that will help you quickly isolate certain types of securities or certain types of records.

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Tags: TradeLog Tips

Three Important TradeLog Tips After Finishing Your Tax Reporting


If you finished your 2013 trader tax reporting with TradeLog, congratulations! But before you forget about 2013 completely, there are a few things we recommend you do in order to avoid any future disasters.

Every year we have users of TradeLog contact us because their hard drive crashed, their computer was stolen, they accidentally deleted (or just can't find) their data files, or their files somehow became corrupted. When events like these occur, it can be extremely difficult to restore what was lost. And since you may have had positions and wash sale deferrals carried over from one tax year to the next, that information is critical in order to complete your next tax year accurately!

Our support staff has three suggestions that may protect you in case such a disaster strikes:

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Tags: TradeLog Tips