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Interesting article for all you full time traders out there. Discusses Trader Tax Status as well as the potential health insurance and retirement plan savings that you can achieve with an S-Corp. (Which is what I do, so I can vouch for its effectiveness - at least in my case!)*.

How To Structure A Trading Business For Significant Tax Savings
by Robert Green / Green & Company / Green, Neuschwander & Manning
Read at GreenTraderTax or at Forbes

*Full Disclosure: Green, Neuschwander & Manning, LLC have been my accountant for approximately 10 years. If you would like to discuss in anyway feel free to message me. I have no financial arrangement with them, just a happy client spreading the good news

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I'm a tax professional that started trading futures last year. I'm blown away with how favorable the tax treatment is and can't image why anyone would trade any other type of security on a short term basis.

I read Mr. Greens book which provided some very good information for taxpayers and professionals alike. He recommends the practitioner making footnotes to provide details relating to "trader tax status".

Does anyone file a form 8275 disclosure statement to provide additional details? I just know in my experience filing a Sch C with expenses only is eventually going to be examined.

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I read Mr. Greens book which provided some very good information for taxpayers and professionals alike. He recommends the practitioner making footnotes to provide details relating to "trader tax status".

I'm a Green (Neuschwander & Manning) client and have been for many years. On my latest return they sent me they added 8 pages of Federal Statements which basically explains lots of details on the actual return. They also added 2 pages of Federal Supplemental Information which justifies my qualification as a "trader in commodities" and highlights the rules associated with that. Not sure if this is what they mean "footnotes" but I've always been impressed with their thoroughness.

Thinking about this some more, I've always assumed that those additional pages are included in my return but maybe they are just there for explanation/record. I think I will ask.


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Does anyone file a form 8275 disclosure statement to provide additional details? I just know in my experience filing a Sch C with expenses only is eventually going to be examined.

My return is large but it does not include an 8275.

According to the IRS
About Form 8275, Disclosure Statement
Taxpayers and tax return preparers use this form to disclose items or positions that are not otherwise adequately disclosed on a tax return to avoid certain penalties.
I'm not an accountant but my interpretation of that is that it's used to add information about things not on your tax form any where else, not to supply additional information for things that are.

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... added 8 pages of Federal Statements ... added 2 pages of Federal Supplemental Information ...

... Thinking about this some more, I've always assumed that those additional pages are included in my return but maybe they are just there for explanation/record. I think I will ask.

I can confirm that the 10 additional pages above are included with my tax return.

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