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Tax return. Day Trader. Trying to use TurboTax. Broker (Tradestation)

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Tax return. Day Trader. Trying to use TurboTax.
Broker (Tradestation) sent me 1099-B with Trading :Proceeds, cost basis,Wash sale diallowed total, and Net capital gains/losses. Also sent 84 pages of each individual trade details. Thousands of trades.
Turbotax max allows on their site only 10 million dollars in trades, I have almost 11 mil. I enter the number; it rejects it.
Forget TurboTax?
Can I file the summary of the trades on the 1099-B?
Should I also send the 84 pages of detail?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 4 years ago.

Stephen E. Grizey :

Is it all short-term?

Customer:

Yes

Stephen E. Grizey :

I'd just enter the totals in Turbo Tax and attach a copy of the summary page from the broker with

Stephen E. Grizey :

a note that the detail is available in your records;

Stephen E. Grizey :

Can you get over the 10M if you just enter totals?

Customer:

No

Customer:

I'm not actually seeing an IRS form, just The TT site info part

Customer:

Any number larger than 10 mil, it will not take

Stephen E. Grizey :

So you'll just have to enter the S/T gain or loss # & enter the total 1099-B manually;

Customer:

You mean the thousands of trades?

Stephen E. Grizey :

It doesn't go anywhere so as long as you get the total net gain or loss into Turbo Tax that should work

Stephen E. Grizey :

No just the total

Customer:

Good, so what do I put in their space for total dollar amount of trades?

Stephen E. Grizey :

You do it manually

Stephen E. Grizey :

Or here's another idea

Customer:

When I try to write in the numbers, it rejects it and says the max is 10 mil

Stephen E. Grizey :

What if you leave the a digit off but get the right gain in & then enter the digit manually

Stephen E. Grizey :

when I say manually I mean use a pen

Customer:

the number is XXXXX

Stephen E. Grizey :

So ok enter 789,833.

Stephen E. Grizey :

then after the return prints; just write in the 10,

Customer:

since TurboTax has no means to do that, I guess I ditch them then?

Stephen E. Grizey :

No, can't you do what I'm saying & still use turbo tax?

Stephen E. Grizey :

leave off the 10 million but enter the numbers so you get the correct gain or loss

Stephen E. Grizey :

then just write in the 10 after you print the return

Customer:

If I enter the number you suggest, Turbo Tax is going to compute the consequences based on that number

Stephen E. Grizey :

What difference does it make; the total cost and selling prices don't matter as long as the gain or loss is correct

Stephen E. Grizey :

that's all that is used

Stephen E. Grizey :

then you just add the millions manually on the paper, not in the computer

Customer:

I think I understand

Stephen E. Grizey :

10,789,833 becomes 789,833

Stephen E. Grizey :

same thing with the other side cost or selling price

Customer:

as you say, print it out, add the10 to it.

Stephen E. Grizey :

then when it's all done just pen in the 10

Stephen E. Grizey :

the schedule you attach will have the correct number from the broker

Stephen E. Grizey :

right

Customer:

and you suggest, not sending the 84 pages of detail?

Stephen E. Grizey :

there's more than one way to skin a cat

Stephen E. Grizey :

what do you think the IRS is going to do with 84 pages of trades?

Customer:

Thank yo Stephen

Customer:

Carl

Stephen E. Grizey :

All you'll do is get your return pushed off into a separate pile

Customer:

sorry bout'the "yo"

Stephen E. Grizey :

where some supervisor will have to look it over & decide what to do with it

Stephen E. Grizey :

that's what they do;

Stephen E. Grizey :

I don't want my return in any separate piles if i can avoid it

Customer:

Thank you again

Stephen E. Grizey :

ok

Customer:

do you send an email copy to me?

Stephen E. Grizey :

I can't, we can't exchange emails; it will get blocked

Stephen E. Grizey :

you can either bookmark it & come back anytime or

Stephen E. Grizey :

highlight it and print it

Customer:

thanks again

Stephen E. Grizey :

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Customer:

You've done great Steve

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