The question may be simple to some of you out there, but I would appreciate some input. I daytrade and start the year with all cash and end up the year with all cash and no stock positions. I would seem to me that logically, I could fill out schedule D as follows: Ending cash less starting cash minus interest and dividends equals short term profit for the year. Where interest and dividends would be reported separately. Unfortunately the last two years my CPA required me to fill out reams of paperwork listing each and every transaction. Is there a way around this? Thanks for taking the time to respond to this.