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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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How do I go about switching to Mark-To-Market with the IRS?
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc429.html

I'm not allowed to interpret this for you. You should talk to an account, but the code is here.
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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Forget the hassles.
Trade futures.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Let me ask it a different way.

For someone who has filed for Mark-To-Market, how did you do it?
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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http://www.greencompany.com/Educatio...counting.shtml

You're going to need the advise of an accountant. You also might need to create an entity like an LLC.

ELECTION PROCEDURES
To elect Section 475 MTM, follow this two-step procedure:

1. File an election statement on time. The MTM election statement is one simple paragraph; unfortunately the IRS hasn’t created a tax form for it.

2. Existing taxpayers finish their MTM election by filing a Form 3115 (change of accounting method) with their current-year tax return. A 2011 MTM election filed by April 15, 2011 is reported on a 2011 Form 3115 filed in 2012 with your 2011 tax returns. New taxpayers adopt Section 475 from the outset; they aren’t changing their accounting method so they don’t have to file a Form 3115.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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are there any individuals on the board here that have filed mark-to-market just with their own name?

if so, how did you file it?
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