Are futures options eligible for the 60/40 tax rule?

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by ET180, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. ET180


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  2. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    All futures and options on futures are 1256 contracts.
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  3. ET180


    Good to know. Thanks Robert.
  4. Big AAPL

    Big AAPL

    Since options and futures (1256 contracts) are taxed at 60/40, you would think that options on futures contracts should be taxed at 60/40 of THAT gain. Chew on that!
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  5. Overnight


    That would make sense if the only way to trade a FOP was to be forced to also trade the future the option is based on.
  6. ET180


    I never assume that US tax policy is based on logic.