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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: 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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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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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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