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If you are an individual who buys and sells securities you may qualify as a “trader in securities,” for tax purposes. This post attempts to explain how traders must report the income and expenses from being in the trading business. First though it is important to...

Trader or an Investor in Securities? Van Der Lee v. Commissioner TC Memo 2011-234 helps clarify matters. While many individual taxpayers claim to be traders in securities as compared to investors, in Henricus C. van der Lee, et ux. v. Commissioner TC Memo 2011-234 we learn in my...