Are commissions tax deductible?

Discussion in 'Options' started by kalikahuna, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Are commissions tax deductible?
  2. Not exactly and not separately, but they are added to your "cost basis" to determine gain/loss. Presuming you are net positive for the year, they have the impact of being deductible on your net worth. (if you are not net positive for the year, commissions will add to your "loss carry forward".)
  3. so, when subtract your commissions from your gains and not pay taxes on that amount?

    sweet....cuz i'm racking up way more commission costs than when I traded stocks.