How To Report Forex Trades On 2016 Tax Returns & 2017 Planning

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Mar 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST

Forex traders may have the best of both worlds: Ordinary loss treatment skirting the capital loss limitation, or lower 60/40 capital gains tax rates in Section 1256(g). Unfortunately, you have to choose in advance with an election.

Join forex tax expert Robert A. Green CPA as he explains:

– Off-exchange forex vs. on-exchange regulated futures contracts;
– Forex Section 988 ordinary gain or loss treatment;
– How to report Section 988 forex trades on 2016 tax returns;
– How to make a capital gains election to opt-out of Section 988;
– A case for using Section 1256(g) lower 60/40 capital gains tax rates on the main currencies and why it’s uncertain with the IRS;
– How to report forex using Section 1256(g);
– Rollover trades, interest and open P&L;
– Broker tax reporting, tax forms, and summary reporting;
– IRS and state tax notices questioning forex tax treatment;
– CFTC and NFA rules for forex.

 

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