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Webinar: How to Reconcile 1099-B with TradeLog Software


Reconciling the Form 1099-B data provided by your broker with TradeLog software can be challenging due to different IRS reporting rules for the broker and the individual taxpayer. Watch as we guide you step-by-step through the process.

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Tags: TradeLog, TradeLog Tips, Trader Taxes, active trader, IRS tax forms, 1099-B, Form 8949, MTM, Mark-to-Market, Section 1256, Futures, Gross Proceeds, cost basis

Surviving the Tax Season - How to Read Form 1099-B


A review of the IRS Form 1099-B "Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions" and significant changes to its format for the 2017 tax season.

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Tags: 1099-B, IRS tax forms, trader taxes, Active Trading, TradeLog, cost basis, Schedule D, Wash Sales, 2016 taxes

Webinar: Using TradeLog for 2016 Trader Tax Reporting


It's time to prepare your 2016 trader tax reporting! This webinar will walk you through your trade accounting from start to finish in TradeLog. Recorded from a live session on February 23, 2017.

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Tags: TradeLog, TradeLog Tips, 2016 taxes, IRS tax forms, Trader Taxes, active trader, 1099-B, Form 8949, Schedule D, Wash Sales, broker

Webinar: Newest TradeLog Features and Getting Started


Watch now to see the newest TradeLog features in action and a review of how to get started on your trader tax accounting using the software.

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Tags: TradeLog, TradeLog Tips, Trader Taxes, Active Trading, 2016 taxes, 1099-B, Wash Sales, broker

Webinar: Meet Cogenta!


Meet the new management team, hear about their commitment to customer service, and learn what changes are in store for TradeLog Software.

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Tags: TradeLog, Cogenta, active trader, trader taxes, 1099-B, wash sales, Form 8949, Schedule D

Be Kind To Your Accountant - Get Started on Your Taxes Now!


Summary of the tax forms and information investors and active traders need to file their 2016 tax returns. Get started early so you don't feel pressured to cut corners to meet the deadline. Give yourself enough time to get the job done right!

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Tags: 2016 taxes, investor, active trader, trading, IRS tax forms, 1099-B, Schedule D, Form 8949, TradeLog, trader taxes, Mark-to-Market, wash sales

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

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 the IRS Wreaks Havoc on Active Traders With Obscure Tax Rules


When it comes to taxes, the IRS serves as judge, jury and executioner. Ignorance is an unacceptable excuse. Trader tax rules are notoriously confusing for do-it-yourselfers and pros alike, causing people to overpay or get penalized for misreporting gains and losses.

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Tags: 1099-B, Trader Taxes, Options

Active Traders: Five Tax Tips To Avoid Headaches With Form 1099-B


Doing taxes is a royal pain in the butt for anyone let alone active traders. The headaches arise from Form 1099-B, which brokerages use to report your trades to both you and the Internal Revenue Service.

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Tags: Active Trading, 1099-B, Trader Taxes