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Through our relationship with Form8949.com, TaxAct® users can use Form8949.com to import their stock information into their tax return.

  • Electronic Import
  • CSV File Import
  • Form 8949 Summary Totals Attachment - users with more than 2,000 transactions must use this option.

Electronic Import (or CSV File Import):

If you have less than 2000 transactions, you can import the stock transactions from Form8949.com directly into your TaxAct return.

To import your transactions directly into your TaxAct return:

  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 Stock data import.
  3. On the screen titled Investment Income - Stock Data Import, click Electronic Import, select "Form8949.com" from the 1099 Import drop-down, then click Continue.
  4. Enter your FileNumber and Passcode, then click Continue to see a listing of all transactions included in your Form8949.com account.
  5. Click Import to import all transactions into your TaxAct return.

Note. If you prefer to import a CSV file instead, click CSV Import in Step #3, then browse your computer files for the CSV file.

Summary Totals

If you have more than 2000 transactions (or choose not to import your transactions into your TaxAct return), you can enter your summary totals by reporting category. You can then attach your Form 8949 statements to your electronic tax return and file electronically. Or, you can print your Form 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets statements and include them with your paper return.

To enter your statement summary totals into your TaxAct return (if you have more than six brokerage statements, you would want to enter the six containing the most transactions by this method and then enter the transactions on the other statements via another method):

  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 Enter totals from a statement of transactions you will attach to your return.
  3. Click + Add Form 8949 Attachment to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Check Attach a statement of transactions instead of entering them individually to indicate you will be attaching a statement, then click Continue.
  5. Enter "Form8949.com" for the Name of brokerage, then click Continue.
  6. Click + Add Form 8949 Attachment to enter the summary totals for the first reporting category.
  7. Select the reporting category of the summary totals you are entering from the Form 8949 reporting category drop-down, then click Continue.
  8. Enter the Total sales proceeds, the Total cost or other basis, and the Total adjustment amount from previous for the corresponding reporting category, then click Continue twice.
  9. Repeat the last three steps for each reporting category listed previously that needs to be entered.

Note. The cost of Form8949.com services is not included in your TaxAct program fees.

Related Links

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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