I used to enter my orders manually in a spread sheet for my tax but this year I decided to use Quicken so that it will be easier to download it into Turbotax. It seems that I have problem doing that and I need help. Now my questions are: Are there any software that is commonly used by traders to keep track of their trades for ease of entering them into tax form? Second question: I just started to enter my trades into quicken. My broker is IB and I have no problem downloading them into quicken but I can not match the trades. An example will show my problem better. I entered all my trades for Jan 2005 and I had a couple of short Calls and Puts that expired on 1/21/05. It shows that I bought those options (shares) at zero dollar and puts a place holder for that position on 1/3/05. I manually entered those short postions that I traded in say December 2004 as short sale orders and then I changed the "buy" transaction on 1/21/05 to "buy to cover" transaction and I could match these two orders together but that placeholder is still there and I can not delete it. I could not find a good help in Quicken that could help me. Any help would greatly be appreciated.