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There are many reasons you could have received a notice regarding your Forms 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions. The most common reasons are listed below:

  • The form was never entered into the TaxAct® program and the income was not reported elsewhere on the return.
  • Entry error:
    • Example of a transposed number: The number that should have been entered was $21,123; instead the user entered $12,123. This would have caused a difference of $9,000 in underreported taxable income.
    • Example of an omitted number: The number that should have been entered was $21,123; instead the user entered $2,123. This would have caused a difference of $19,000 in underreported taxable income.
  • You may have imported your stock transaction information from an outside company such as GainsKeeper or imported a CSV file, but never reviewed the transactions to ensure each was reported properly.

To review and/or modify your entries for Form 1099-B:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Investment Income in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, click Gain or loss on the sale of investments to expand, then click Capital gain or loss (Form 1099-B).
  3. Click + Add Form 1099-B to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Click Quick Entry to scroll down to answer all applicable questions or click Step-by-Step Guidance to proceed with the program interview questions.

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