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Aug 19 14 - Foreign partners in a U.S. trading partnership can be tax free
Aug 13 14 - IRS warns Section 475 traders
Jul 25 14 - IRS Issues Final Regs on Straddle-by-Straddle Identification
Jun 20 14 - Tax treatment for Nadex binary options
Jun 19 14 - IRS softens its stance for some taxpayers with undeclared offshore accounts
Jun 12 14 - IRA rollover rule changes
Jun 06 14 - Bitcoin is not reported on 2013 FBARs
Jun 05 14 - Tax deadlines in June: U.S. residents abroad and FBAR
Jun 02 14 - Tax treatment for foreign futures
May 21 14 - Bitcoin tax update: Can business traders apply Section 475 elections to bitcoin trades?
May 13 14 - Puerto Rico’s tax haven status is tailor made for investors, traders and investment managers
May 06 14 - Entities: A key update on trading entities and management companies
Apr 24 14 - Promotion: Free Tax Return Walk-Through by May 15, 2014
Mar 27 14 - Protect yourself from market losses with a Section 475 MTM election
Mar 25 14 - IRS guidance on bitcoin transactions will chill its use
Mar 24 14 - SEC large trader reporting rule
Mar 03 14 - Entities & Retirement Plans for Traders
Feb 27 14 - Another trader tax court loss (Assaderaghi)
Feb 01 14 - Net investment tax
Jan 14 14 - New IRS guidance on SE tax deductions affects partnership AGI-deduction strategies
Jan 09 14 - A major tax reform bill in 2014 is unlikely, and “tax extenders” may be history, too
Jan 07 14 - Kick off to 2013 tax filings for traders
Dec 15 13 - Get your last minute tax gifts from Uncle Sam Santa
Dec 04 13 - IRS final regulations for Net Investment Tax help traders
Dec 03 13 - Bitcoin is a hot commodity, but is it taxed like commodities, assets, or currencies?
Nov 15 13 - Another non-business trader (Nelson) gets busted in tax court trying to cheat the IRS
Nov 06 13 - Investors in hedge funds depend on “assurance” from quality independent CPA firms
Oct 31 13 - Year-end tax planning for 2013
Oct 29 13 - ObamaCare taxes are starting to affect traders
Oct 01 13 - Q&A on the Impact of the Government Shutdown on IRS and Tax Administration
Sep 15 13 - Is Bill de Blasio’s tax-the-rich plan going to push high-income residents out of NYC?
Aug 30 13 - The Tax Court Was Right To Deny Endicott Trader Tax Status
Aug 29 13 - All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes
Aug 23 13 - Contributing to Multiple Retirement Plans
Aug 22 13 - We are pleased to announce GreenInvestorTax
Aug 18 13 - Common trader tax mistakes
Jul 24 13 - Learn the DOs and DON’Ts of using IRAs and other retirement plans in trading activities and alternative investments
May 05 13 - Petition on RallyCongress.com for the Net Investment Tax
May 01 13 - The IRS needs to fix its Net Investment Tax proposed regulations
Mar 31 13 - PFG investors can deduct theft losses on 2012 tax returns with Rev. Proc. 2009-20 safe harbor relief. That’s great news!
Mar 20 13 - Extensions & Section 475 MTM elections are due by April 15
Mar 07 13 - MF Global & PFG Best deposit losses have nuanced tax treatment
Mar 04 13 - Caution, downloading securities Form 1099-Bs into TurboTax often leads to incorrect tax filings
Feb 05 13 - Green’s 2013 Trader Tax Guide is our best ever
Jan 05 13 - Post fiscal cliff tax planning for traders
Dec 07 12 - New entities effective Jan. 1, 2013 reap many tax benefits
Dec 04 12 - Investors in hedge funds depend on “assurance” from quality independent CPA firms
Dec 02 12 - New proposed FTT bills need to be stopped, including the French tax assault on America
Nov 20 12 - Cost-Basis Reporting Problems and Solutions
Nov 11 12 - Limiting Deductions Could Be The New Tax Hike In Fiscal Cliff Avoidance
Oct 26 12 - Year-End Tax Planning with the Fiscal Cliff
Oct 24 12 - Is Obama a good CEO of America, Inc.?
Sep 26 12 - Last Chance to Form an Entity for Meaningful Tax Benefits in 2012
Sep 21 12 - Tax Treatment for Swaps
Sep 05 12 - High-income traders are hit with ObamaCare’s 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income
Aug 29 12 - An update note to tax preparers and traders about incorrect 1099-Bs and 2011 tax filings
Aug 22 12 - Proprietary trading
Aug 17 12 - Tax Return Footnote: 2011 Form 8949 and Cost-Basis Reporting Rules
Aug 16 12 - Why do forex forward dealers issue 1099s, yet retail spot forex brokers do not?
Jul 24 12 - Poll Results: Do you think the Bush-era tax cuts should be extended?
Jul 11 12 - Cost-Basis Reporting Update: How To File Form 8949 With 1099-B Differences
Jun 28 12 - Form 8949: What To Do About Tax Problems For Reporting Securities Trades
Jun 28 12 - Supreme Court upholds health care mandate as a tax
Jun 20 12 - The Best Entities for Traders and Investment Management Businesses
Jun 20 12 - Tax Benefits from Trading Futures & Other Section 1256 Contracts
Jun 12 12 - FBAR Deadline & Foreign Financial Asset Reporting Form 8938 Update
May 10 12 - Dangerous Precedents And Implications For Greece's Extreme Politics
May 08 12 - Real estate tax mini-shelters could turn economy
Apr 12 12 - IRS issues tax guidance on MF Global missing customer funds
Apr 04 12 - The MF Global Tax Trap & How to Handle 2011 Tax Extensions
Mar 29 12 - Extensions: Some traders may qualify for IRS penalty relief
Mar 28 12 - See smoking guns on botched 1099-Bs from securities brokers in our Mar. 28 Webinar recording
Mar 26 12 - Petition: Securities Traders Need Tax Relief on IRS Cost-Basis Reporting Rules
Mar 20 12 - Brokers are only reporting potential wash sales, not final wash sales
Mar 20 12 - IRS, why force taxpayers to reconcile securities-broker 1099-Bs to tax returns, when your rules are apples vs. oranges?
Mar 15 12 - Please IRS, don’t match tax returns with new cost-basis 1099-Bs
Mar 10 12 - Big Concerns with Botched 1099-Bs and Discrepancies on Form 8949
Feb 02 12 - Cost-Basis Reporting on IRS Form 8949 Is a Nightmare and FATCA Makes the IRS a FATCAT (plus Form 8938 for foreign assets)
Jan 28 12 - Blog Notes About Politics From Robert Green
Jan 26 12 - The Buffett Rule is Bad Tax Policy, Keep Lower Long Term Capital Gains Rates
Jan 24 12 - Gov. Romney’s taxes look to be compliant. Sure there are some valid questions, but that’s the case with most taxpayers.
Dec 09 11 - How To Pay Back MF Global Customers 100%
Dec 09 11 - While Europe Slides, Germany Plays Hardball On Financial Transaction Tax
Nov 23 11 - Republicans And Democrats Dicker While The Deficit Yawns And Rome Burns
Oct 17 11 - Congress Would Say 'Nein, Nein, Nein' To Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan
Oct 05 11 - The Financial Transaction Tax Is Bad Business For Europe
Oct 04 11 - Traders should think of themselves as entrepreneurs. Some may want to diversify by operating more than one business.
Oct 03 11 - Financial Transaction Tax Won't Help Europe Get Back On Track
Sep 20 11 - Iraqi Dinar Investing Does Not Trigger IRS Personal-Use Rules
Sep 15 11 - UBS Goes Rogue: What Else Are Bankers Hiding In Their Drawers?
Sep 08 11 - Scrap payroll taxes entirely to increase U.S. jobs.
Aug 25 11 - Is George Soros Shutting Down Because Of Dodd-Frank, Onerous Obama?
Aug 17 11 - How Buffett Saves Billions On His Tax Return
Aug 16 11 - Mr. Buffett, The IRS Needs Your Charity, Too
Aug 03 11 - Fed Should Sell Some Gold To Prevent ‘Run On The Bank’
Aug 01 11 - How will active traders make out with coming tax changes?
Jul 29 11 - The Tea Party wants to right our fiscal ship.
Jul 25 11 - Iraqi dinar revaluation: Real consequences or just rumors?
Jul 12 11 - Are lower 60/40 tax rates on futures in jeopardy?
Jun 28 11 - Financial-Transaction Tax Threat Update
Jun 14 11 - Who’s The AIG In This Financial Greek Tragedy?
Jun 08 11 - Don't let banks weasel out of derivatives reform
Jun 06 11 - Important IRS voluntary disclosure initiative updates
Jun 02 11 - Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) problems
May 17 11 - Flip flop on Goldman
Mar 23 11 - ETF tax and regulatory issues
Feb 17 11 - Arizona tax authorities attack a losing trader over trader tax status
Feb 10 11 - Incubator funds
Feb 08 11 - Investment management update
Jan 29 11 - Spot Forex Tax Update
Jan 11 11 - Arguments to use in IRS exams, appeals and tax court
Dec 23 10 - Auditors share some blame for the meltdown
Dec 20 10 - The value of a good CPA firm
Dec 09 10 - Bush-era tax cut extension deal
Nov 23 10 - Buffett: Put up or shut up
Nov 11 10 - Forex Tax Update
Oct 30 10 - Is U.S. forex trading safe?
Oct 19 10 - Year-end tax tips for this uncertain time
Oct 01 10 - U.S. forex traders have 270 extra days to trade with foreign banks
Sep 23 10 - Offshore retail forex trading accounts are being forced back to the U.S.
Sep 07 10 - Lukewarm reception for FTT at EU meeting
Sep 06 10 - EU to discuss bank levy, FTT
Sep 01 10 - Can American off-exchange retail forex traders evade strict new CFTC rules by trading on offshore platforms?
Aug 31 10 - New CFTC forex trading rules call for 50:1 leverage
Aug 15 10 - Is widening progressive tax rates unconstitutional?
Aug 10 10 - U.S. forex traders may not be able to skirt rules by moving accounts offshore
Aug 07 10 - Dodd-Frank bill seeks to crack down on forex arena
Jul 26 10 - Extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone or no one to avoid tax-class warfare
Jul 22 10 - Fin Reg calls for derivates contracts to be cleared on futures exchanges, but Congress doesn’t change their tax treatment to lower 60/40 tax rates
Jul 21 10 - Economic outlook grim after Fin Reg passage
Jun 30 10 - Fin Reg status and opinion
Jun 29 10 - Fin Reg was reopened to remove problem bank fees (taxes)
Jun 28 10 - Fin Reg is going down in cloture
Jun 27 10 - Financial reform bill losing steam
Jun 24 10 - The wicked-witch tax extenders bill is dead
Jun 22 10 - FINRA's notice to prop traders
Jun 18 10 - Is the tax extenders bill passable?
Jun 16 10 - Tax extenders bill fails in Senate
Jun 08 10 - Senate Democrats offer substitute amendment
May 28 10 - The "tax extenders" bill passed the House
May 25 10 - Carried interest repeal back again
May 24 10 - Taking the good with the bad: a repeal of carried interest tax breaks seems better than enactment of a FTT
May 21 10 - German resurgence
May 20 10 - Germany calls for FTT
Apr 30 10 - Are American taxpayers going to help bailout Greece and other EU PIIGs?
Apr 29 10 - Commentary on financial regulation
Apr 28 10 - Green energy tax breaks
Mar 27 10 - Forex "self IBs" are a bad idea
Mar 25 10 - Investment-income taxes are headed higher
Mar 03 10 - Dangerous entity scams targeting traders, part 3: Education expenses are a problem in dual-entity schemes
Feb 27 10 - Dangerous entity scams targeting traders, part 2: Are trading education, seminars and travel expenses tax deductible?
Feb 15 10 - Dangerous entity scams targeting traders, part 1: Dual-entity schemes don’t deliver business treatment without qualification for trader tax status
Feb 09 10 - UK charities team up with UK celebrities, economists to promote Robin Hood tax on banks
Feb 03 10 - Scrap the US bank tax, Volcker Rule and get back to a G-20 global solution
Feb 01 10 - 2011 Budget - first quick comments
Jan 31 10 - The financial-transaction tax and traders’ constitutional rights
Jan 27 10 - Journalist asks thoughts on FTT
Jan 23 10 - Is the Volcker Rule a good or bad idea at this time?
Jan 21 10 - Volcker Rule and opportunities for traders in banks
Jan 14 10 - Will Congress pass the bank tax?
Jan 14 10 - President's big-bank fee saves online traders from a wider financial-transaction tax
Jan 13 10 - Levy is insurance premium for banks
Jan 12 10 - President Obama supports a bank levy over FT tax
Jan 09 10 - Latest press release
Dec 22 09 - Year-end tax planning, part 3 - compensation in entities
Dec 14 09 - Carried-interest tax hike back in the news
Dec 10 09 - U.S. regime change our best hope?
Dec 08 09 - Reply to The Hill's opinion piece
Dec 08 09 - EliteTrader thread "1/4% Tax on all stock trades pushed in NY Times today"
Dec 04 09 - Paying for jobs with TARP: Good idea or bad idea?
Dec 04 09 - FT tax will hinder technology innovation, manufacturing
Dec 03 09 - Response to economists' support of FT tax
Dec 01 09 - Response to op-ed articles supporting the financial-transaction tax
Nov 25 09 - Financial-transaction tax: Not dead globally
Nov 24 09 - Save traders' jobs: Do not enact a financial-transaction tax
Nov 20 09 - Financial-transaction tax update 2: Global consensus needed
Nov 19 09 - Financial-transaction tax update 1 (11/19)
Nov 18 09 - More thoughts on the financial-transaction tax (Nov. 17, 2008)
Nov 09 09 - Financial-transaction tax maybe dead on arrival globally, which is good news locally
Oct 21 09 - Financial-transaction tax remains a hot button issue
Oct 02 09 - State tax update: CA, NYS and other states are planning tax increases
Sep 25 09 - Year-end tax planning, part 2
Sep 23 09 - Year-end tax planning, part 1
Sep 03 09 - AFL-CIO lends support to a dreaded financial-transaction tax
Aug 06 09 - Traders Association
Jul 31 09 - Offshore account IRS voluntary disclosure program deadline is 09/23/09 (now 10/15/09)
Jul 15 09 - Retirement-plan strategies - Important Update
May 29 09 - GreenTrader self-directed retirement-plan strategies and services
May 14 09 - 2010 Obama Budget Tax Proposals: Some Clarifications
May 12 09 - New potential attack on 60/40 treatment for dealers
May 01 09 - Trader tax status review
Apr 30 09 - Recent IRS techniques against traders
Apr 29 09 - Recession ushers in new traders
Apr 28 09 - Trader tax & carried interest updates
Mar 05 09 - SEC raising fees
Mar 04 09 - Rep. Peter DeFazio defends financial-transaction tax on CNBC
Feb 27 09 - Did Chairman Frank say the financial-transaction tax is on hold pending Wall Street payback of TARP funds?
Feb 19 09 - Financial-transaction Tax Reintroduced in House as H.R. 1068
Feb 18 09 - Forex and Tax Treatment
Jan 16 09 - Foreign futures exchange given 60/40 treatment
Jan 14 09 - Potential Financial-Transaction Tax of 0.25% on proceeds and purchases
Nov 19 08 - Private-Equity Active Investor Tax Breaks
Oct 30 08 - Expected Tax Changes In 2009
Oct 16 08 - Market Turmoil Effect on Hedge Funds & Traders, and Tax Losses
Sep 18 08 - Protect your client's and your own money in the financial crisis.
Sep 03 08 - Holsinger case: IRS denies trader tax status and MTM
Jan 10 08 - “Tax Reduction and Reform Act of 2007” (H.R. 3970)
Dec 19 07 - AMT patch for 2007
Nov 03 07 - Year-end tax planning & the proposed repeal of AMT.
Aug 26 07 - How to deduct a loss on the sale of your home, avoid debt extinguishment income in foreclosure and deal with abusive mortgages

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