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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 access Form 1099-B, go to our Form 1099-B - Entering Capital Gains and Losses in Program FAQ.


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