Tax Flubs That Can Cost You Thousands

Complex new trader tax legislation is already creating havoc among brokers, and for taxpayers, misinterpreting the rules could mean overpaying by thousands, warns Robert Green.

Recorded June 6, 2012. MoneyShow.com interviews Robert A. Green, CPA

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