Traders Association – Membership Drive

We greatly appreciate your support in joining our Traders Association by paying $50.
This is a business deduction for business traders because it’s an ordinary and necessary expense for operating your business. For investors, this is considered an investment expense. (It’s not a charitable deduction, which is not as good a deduction as a business expense anyway.)

Traders Association – Annual Membership

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Membership dues will be used entirely to support the Traders Association campaign efforts.

Why you should join us
Our Traders Association needs to be involved with the tax and regulatory changes coming out of Washington D.C. The Bush tax cuts are expiring and members of Congress are fiercely debating who to extend these tax cuts for, and they want to extend many other tax breaks too. A lot of tax policy is in play and traders don't want to be the ones paying more taxes while others receive tax breaks, as recently happened with new taxes on investment income in the health-care reform bill. Many in the administration and Congress are demonizing traders and the financial markets, calling the markets "casino capitalism." Are lower 60/40 tax rates on futures and electing forex sustainable? Can most trading gains remain exempt from Medicare taxes? Is the qualifying dividend tax rate going back to higher ordinary rates? Is trader tax status sustainable? Can investment managers continue to fend off attempts by Congress to repeal carried-interest and S-Corp SE tax breaks? Is Congress going to warm up to a financial-transaction tax, which could put traders out of business? There are many questions swirling around, and we need to be a player in the game in order to get answers.

Regulators like the SEC and CFTC are charged with interpreting the significant Dodd-Frank Fin Reg Bill. Our Traders Association needs to contribute to the discussion so we don't wind up with the short-end of the stick - like draconian 10:1 leverage on forex. $50 is a small price to pay to show your support and join our cause. While many traders may be small in the eyes of Congress and the IRS, we can have a respectable footprint by joining forces. It's the same concept with unions - individual workers have little clout but unions are frequent visitors to the White House. By the way, unions are attacking traders too in their support of a financial-transaction tax.

Membership Benefits:

  • Discounts on selective GreenTrader guides and services, including a $25 discount on initial 30-minute consultations, $50 discount on entity formation services, and $10 on guides, applicable on promotional or regular prices. Access these offers inside our Traders Association login section.

  • We plan to invite other companies, including leading trading education sites and brokerage firms, to team up with our Traders Association and offer exclusive discounts or promotions to our members.

  • Special conference calls for members only, perhaps scheduled on a bi-weekly basis, including normally blacked-out dates before tax deadlines like April 15, Sept. 15, Oct. 15, and year-end. It’s beneficial for members to have exclusive access to Robert Green right before tax deadlines, as well as throughout the year.

  • Full access to podcasts and Webcasts. We continue to offer free conference calls for everyone (including non-members), but the public has limited access to prior podcast recordings.

Upon purchasing a membership to our association, you will receive a PDF file containing a user name and password for the "Members-Only" area, which grants access to our complete library of podcast recordings and more.

How you can help
Invite others: Please invite other traders to join our Traders Association. We need to have a strong membership to be successful. Please share this email invitation via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) using the links at the bottom and kindly add your endorsement.

Board members: Kindly consider taking a more active role in our association by taking on a board member role.

Sponsorships:We invite service providers, educational companies, brokerage firms and ancillary companies in our trading industry to become sponsors of our Traders Association. We invite sponsors to offer discounts on their products and services to our members too.

If you are interested in helping us in these ways or any other ways, email us at

Bottom Line
From cost savings to community to protection, our association truly fights for traders, and is possibly the only association of its kind. One thing you can bank on: GreenTraderTax's mission is to help traders first and foremost.

Like any other association, we're only as strong as our membership. Membership growth brings more helpful voices and greater strength in negotiations with providers and tax authorities. We need each member to spread the word in chat rooms, message board communities, and with their brokerage firms, friends and contacts.

Just picture a world where traders have clout in Washington with brokerage firms, insurance companies, banks and much more. Continue to trade and thrive as an individual, but join our association to have clout as the “great trader class.” Brokers, banks and insurance companies all groups to fight for them. Who fights for traders? Everyone knows Green will fight for traders as he leads the Traders Association.

Thank you for your support.

Robert A. Green, CPA & CEO
Leader of the Traders Association


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Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:05 AM
Subject: CFTC's FX Ruling on Leverage -- Thank You

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Highlighted Recent Recordings:

*Entities & Employee-Benefit Plans
*Current Developments in Tax Law that Affect Traders
*Accounting for Traders
*The Section 1256 club is hard to get into: Futures on foreign exchanges often donít qualify
*Puerto Ricoís tax haven status
*Entities: A key update on trading entities and management companies
* 2013 Tax Filings For Traders & 2014 Tax Planning
*Forex Tax Treatment & Planning
*Trader Tax Law Update: Current Developments
*2014 Tax Planning & Will an Entity Help Lower Your Tax Bill?
*Audits of Performance Records

Trader Tax Center

Tax Newsletter & Calculators

Highlights (see the full archive):

Aug 19: Foreign partners in a U.S. trading partnership can be tax free Read More

Aug 13: IRS warns Section 475 traders Read More

June 20: Tax treatment for Nadex binary options Read More

June 19: IRS softens its stance for some taxpayers with undeclared offshore accounts Read More

June 12: IRA rollover rule changes Read More

June 6: Bitcoin is not reported on 2013 FBARs Read More

June 5: Tax deadlines in June: U.S. residents abroad and FBAR Read More

June 2: Tax treatment for foreign futures Read More

May 21: Bitcoin tax update: Can business traders apply Section 475 elections to bitcoin trades? Read More

May 13: Puerto Ricoís tax haven status is tailor made for investors, traders and investment managers Read More

May 6: Entities: A key update on trading entities and management companies Read More

Mar 25: IRS guidance on bitcoin transactions will chill its use Read More

Feb 27: Another trader tax court loss (Assaderaghi) Read More

Feb 1: Net investment tax details Read More

Dec 4: IRS final regulations for Net Investment Tax help traders. Read More

Dec 3: Bitcoin is a hot commodity, but is it taxed like commodities, assets, or currencies? Read More

Nov 15: Another non-business trader gets busted in tax court trying to cheat the IRS. Read More

Nov 6: Hedge fund investors depend on ďassuranceĒ from quality independent CPA firms. Read More

Oct 29: ObamaCare taxes are starting to affect traders. Read More

Aug 30: The Tax Court Was Right To Deny Endicott Trader Tax Status Read More

Aug 18: Common trader tax mistakes Read More

July 24: Learn the DOs and DONíTs of using IRAs and other retirement plans in trading activities and alternative investments Read More

GreenTrader blog archive, Forbes blog, Benzinga blog.


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