Capital Gains: Reporting your capital gains for 2011 is going to be more complicated. You will have to use two forms. Form 8949 and Schedule D. The reason? Basis reporting rules that went into effect for securities bought after 2010 and sold in 2011 and later. All sales will be listed on the 8949, and the totals will be carried to Schedule D. Separate 8949s must be filed for sales where the basis is reported by the broker, for sales where the tax basis isn’t reported and for any disposition where no 1099-B is received reporting the gross proceeds. This way, the Service will be able to cross-check the basis information it receives with the sellers’ returns.
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