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Learn How To Use TradeLog to Deal with Cost-Basis Reporting Problems on 2011 Tax Returns

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Join CPAs Robert Green and Darren Neuschwander, Managing Members of Green NFH, LLC, and Jason Derbyshire of TradeLog.

In this Webinar:

* Derbyshire will give a demonstration of the new version of TradeLog built to deal with Form 8949.
* Green and Neuschwander will discuss how to deal with 1099-B discrepancies.
* Green and Neuschwander will demonstrate how to prepare valid tax return extensions.

The IRS cost-basis reporting rules apply to 2011 and brokers are struggling - in most cases, brokers' 1099-Bs are wrong on proceeds, cost basis and wash sales. The new rules require reconciliation with 1099-Bs on the controversial new tax form 8949. Taxpayers must now enter trades on Form 8949 instead of Schedule D.

Get a grip on 2011 trade accounting and tax reporting with TradeLog - its calculations are correct when used properly. TradeLog's Form 8949 will likely show an adjustment for 1099-B reconciliation differences, and in many cases that discrepancy will be significant. If it's material, traders should investigate the differences and discuss them with their brokers. In most cases, traders should request corrected 1099-Bs. We expect the IRS to match 1099-Bs to tax filings with Form 8949, so be prepared to receive an IRS notice about material differences.

For this reason, we suggest filing for automatic extension, and waiting for corrected 1099-Bs to be issued, hopefully before the extended tax return due date of Oct.15 for individuals, and Sept. 15 for partnerships and S-Corps.

For more information about the cost-basis reporting problem, read our recent blogs.

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Learn How To Use TradeLog to Deal with Cost-Basis Reporting Problems on 2011 Tax Returns


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT


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Don't forget new Section 475 MTM elections are due by April 15, too.
Excerpt from our blog about cost-basis reporting problems: Making a Section 475 MTM election could be tricky based on using unreliable tax information. It can affect your decision to file or skip the Section 475 MTM election. Generally, we recommend Section 475 MTM on securities only, providing the business trader doesn't have capital loss carryovers. Traders need capital gains to use up capital loss carryovers, not Section 475 MTM ordinary income. On the other hand, wash sales from 2011 can be converted into Section 475 MTM ordinary losses in 2012 with a MTM election.

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