With Section 1256 treatment, you will receive a 1099-B from your broker detailing the net profit or loss during the year; your broker may allow this information to be directly imported into the TurboTax program. The program will generate a Form 6781, on which you report the net gain for the year, and then apply the 60/40 rule to a Schedule D, on which you report all investment capital gains and losses. If you had a loss on your Section 1256 trades, the IRS will allow you to carry back the loss up to two years; TurboTax will assist you with applying the carry-back to amended returns, which may allow you a refund from the IRS.
In most cases, this software is useful for Forex traders when their trading platform does not provide sufficient charting capabilities, analytical tools or other features a trader might find useful. There are many Forex brokers out there that can supply you with a platform, but often they will have very limited functionality - where you can just open the orders, modify them and preview the pricing. This is where charting software comes handy, as it allows the traders to use more advanced software for their analysis.
In most cases, this software is useful for Forex traders when their trading platform does not provide sufficient charting capabilities, analytical tools or other features a trader might find useful. There are many Forex brokers out there that can supply you with a platform, but often they will have very limited functionality - where you can just open the orders, modify them and preview the pricing. This is where charting software comes handy, as it allows the traders to use more advanced software for their analysis.

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