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We cannot ever really escape death and taxes; however death doesn't get worse every year

So can you actually make all your taxes go away? Well, if you have a profitable year of trading you certainly should pay your fair share, but there is no reason to pay one dollar more than your share. Helping you in defining just what is "your share" is what
is all about.

On the flip side - if you have a trading loss when the year is through, you can minimize or even eliminate taxes on your other taxable income. All that is required is the proper business-like set-up before the trading losses are incurred. Uncle Sam is your "partner" when you have a good year. With proper TraderStatus
planning Uncle can be forced to be your "partner" in the other years too.

It pays to be prepared for all potential likely outcomes and to minimize your taxes over-all to the greatest extent possible. Traders have options, including a
choice of tax vehicles or entities to use and own their brokerage accounts in.

For some taxpayers this means nothing more than opening multiple brokerage accounts and keeping good records of their activities.  For others forming a Family Limited Partnership or Incorporating their trading business(es) is the answer.  Income Taxes and Trader Status can be as sophisticated as you wish them to be.  It depends on how much you want to reduce your taxes, your risk tolerance level and what costs and inconveniences you are willing to pay to get you there.

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While we hope the web site does help you to legitimately reduce your annual tax bill, if your time is better spent doing full-time trading please consider letting us handle the job for you!

Or if you feel that while you have a pretty good grasp of a trader status filing, you just don't want to spend the time each year checking for the inevitable law changes, or you don't want to inadvertently overlook something - again, please consider letting us handle the job!

Why use for your trader tax advisor? Colin M. Cody, CPA, CMA has been advising Security Traders on the Internet since 1991 (originally on the Prodigy "Money Talk" message boards) . Colin M. Cody, CPA, CMA has been instrumental in the authorship of the actual and forthcoming law, as written to his proposed specifications (pertaining to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997). Specifically: IRS Code Section 475(f)(1)(D);
IRS Rev. Proc. 99-17 Sec. 5 (2011); Proposed Reg. 104924-98 (IRS) (2010) par. 9; par. 24 through 32; and 1.475(f)-2(a)(3).

That preceding string of gobbledy-gook (tax law citations) is not meant to confuse you, but to make you think. Who do you want as the person in your corner, the one preparing your individual, partnership or corporate tax compliance forms, advising you with your self-prepared tax return, or guiding your own CPA with the information and analysis contained in our
TradersTaxPlan. When making your decision consider what our clients say: "At THEY KNOW THE LAW. They helped write it!"

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