Tax Reporting: Unable to Log into Account Management to get 1099s

Contact our Customer Service Department, and advise the service agent that you are not able to log into the Account Management.

If you have your username, we will ask a series of security questions for identity verification. Once the information has been verified, our customer service department will establish a temporary password to allow you to gain access.

If you do not have your username, we will require you to send additional information to our new accounts department in order to verify your identity. Please be advised that in this case additional time may be required to complete the verification process.

In compliance with Treasury Department Circular 230, unless stated to the contrary, any information contained in this FAQ was not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on any taxpayer.

 

Tax Reporting: Understanding The Codes in Column B of the Form 8949 Worksheet

 

Tax Reporting: Form 1042-S Availability

The form will be available to you by March 15th and is located in the Tax Forms section of Account Management.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

Tax Reporting: Where Tax Withheld is Sent

Interactive Brokers remits the tax withheld to the U.S. Treasury.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

 

Tax Reporting: Availability of K-1s from Publicly Traded Partnerships (PTP) and Royalty Trusts

K-1s are prepared and distributed by the individual partnership or trust.  IB does not have access to these documents.  Most PTPs and Royalty Tusts have investor contact phone lines through which you can obtain this information; additionally many have investor websites from which you can download your information.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

Tax Reporting: Tax Consequences of a Wash Sale

Losses from wash sales are not deductible when they occur.  Any disallowed loss should be added to the cost basis of the newly acquired security.  The disallowed loss will be reflected in the calculation of gain or loss when these shares are sold.  If you think you may have entered a wash sale, please consult your tax professional for more information.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

Tax Reporting: Long-Term Capital Gains

Long-term capital gains are capital gains earned on the sale of securities held for more than 1 year.  The date a security is acquired is the trade date +1 and the date of sale is the trade date.  Net long-term capital gains are eligible to be taxed at favorable tax rates.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

Tax Reporting: Short-term Capital Gains

Short-term capital gains are capital gains earned on the sale of securities held for up to 1 year.  The date a security is acquired is the trade date +1 and the date of sale is the trade date.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

Tax Reporting: Foreign Tax Paid as a Foreign Tax Credit or as a Deduction

Treatment of foreign tax withheld as a foreign tax credit or as a deduction depends upon the tax situation of each shareholder. IRS Publication 514, “Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals” and the instructions for Schedule A “Itemized Deductions” and Form 1116 “Foreign Tax Credit” provide more specific guidance. We also recommend that you consult IRS Publication 514, “Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals”, for additional information on this subject. Please consult your tax professional for any additional information and determination of the appropriate treatment for your tax situation.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

Tax Reporting: Return of Capital (ROC) in an Account

IB will report ROC distributions to shareholders as nontaxable distributions on Form 1099-DIV, "Dividends and Distributions". Please note that this information is often not available until after the initial 1099 forms are made available to you. Once the information is available IB will issue corrected 1099s to you. We suggest that you check your tax forms in Account Management – Tax Forms prior to filing your return to verify that you have used the most current information.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

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