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If I traded option (iron condors) how do I list on 8949 if…

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If I traded option...

If I traded option (iron condors) how do I list on 8949 if there is no basis

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I have the list of buys and sells. can I just list the total or do I need to list each

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?

Purchase price was plus for sells and minus for buys but the seel price is 0

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Tax Professional: Dr. Fiona Chen, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 4 months ago

Dear Customer,

Option trades are not reported on Form 8949. They are reported on Form 6781. Your brokerage statement should have provided you with sufficient information to do the tax return.

Enclosed is link to the Turbo Tax instruction on how to report Gains and Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles.

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/investments-and-taxes/what-is-form-6781-gains-and-losses-from-section-1256-contracts-and-straddles/L2rfcJXT9

Please feel free to follow up.

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Fiona

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