Be aware of special tax rules, such as gains, losses, and mark-to-market rules for traders and those who invest in certain derivatives.
People change jobs; it’s a fact of the modern workforce. But if you have a 401(k) from your old job, you need to decide what to do with it.
If options and other derivatives are a part of your portfolio, you should learn about the nuances of taxes on options trading. Here are five tax options to consider when tax planning.
Learn about cost-basis reporting changes and tax implications for covered securities and noncovered securities, and how capital gain tax works for each.
Return on capital and liquidity mean specific things in finance. But they can mean something different to an option trader. Read this options trading terminology guide to find out.
Learn about the 1099-B, how taxation on options trading works, and how TD Ameritrade clients can use GainsKeeper to help determine cost basis.
Taxes can be a drag. But they're necessary. And as a trader, there are some things you should know about taxes. Being aware of some important items at the start of the year can help make the process simpler and quicker.
Knowing cost basis can be helpful, especially when it comes to preparing your taxes. Calculating it can be cumbersome, but TD Ameritrade makes the process simple by doing most of the work. Just select the data you want and export it in different formats.
When used prudently, and with a full understanding of the risks, margin can be used to help diversify holdings and attempt to amplify return on assets. But it’s not for everybody. Margin also creates the potential for greater risk of loss from increased leverage.
How does cost basis reporting impact investor taxes? It depends on the securities and how long positions are held. We explain.
How are cryptocurrency transactions taxed? How are the IRS and other taxing authorities planning to address Bitcoin taxes?
We love our country but it is still hard to pay that tax bill, learn about tax free investments such as tax free bonds that can help diversify your portfolio and potentially lower your tax burden.
Before you give the gift of securities, understand the gift tax rules from publication 550 & 551 and the cost basis of gifted stock to your loved ones.
Learn the nuances for calculating and reporting your adjusted cost basis for fixed income bonds on your tax return from TD Ameritrade.
Tackle the sticker shock of a lofty stock market with an options play. Consider lowering your cost basis by selling puts.
Learn tax reporting requirements—including cost basis—before the stress of tax-filing season hits. More tax-law changes take effect in 2016. Your tax professi
It’s time to run down the changes we will see this tax filing season and what to expect in 2014 and beyond.
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