Is there an easy way to get forex tax info off of IB?

Discussion in 'Forex' started by athlonmank8, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. I have no clue how to use this site for calculating forex gain/loss. Anyone with experience want to toss me a bone? Before I get hit with insults, i'm not a complete derelict. Just never used IB's platform and i'm completely lost.
  2. When I asked them a while back the fella said it was simple..."Just give it to your accountant" = comforting..

    Take 2010 statement end balance - begin balance
    Net out deposits and withdrawls
    then subtract 1099 (reported) transactions = Forex

    I believe that option transactions might not be accounted for
    on 1099 as well (check that) if so you need to account for that

    That same statement 2010 you can also figure out your
    int. earned and paid as well as commissions in USD which I
    assume is your account denomination.
  3. LOL no kidding.

    Thanks for the help! I'll double check what I did with this.

    Thanks again - Dan

    What I did was Go to activity download and plug the monthly totals into excel? Don't forget to add on commissions.