Tax Reporting

Tax Management Tools and Tax Reporting

Interactive Brokers provides a variety of useful tools and information for your tax reporting needs.

The IBKR Advantage

  • Use Tax Optimizer to manage your stock, option, bond and warrant gains and losses for tax purposes.
  • Our Forex Income Worksheet lets you view income and loss from your completed currency transactions.
  • Easy access to tax forms
  • Charitable giving directly from your IBKR account
  • Important Tax Reporting Information

Access to Important Tax Information and Reporting

Our Tax Reporting web pages include a wealth of important tax-related information, including:

Learn More About Tax Info and Reporting

Tax Optimizer

Manage your stock, option, bond and warrant gains and losses for tax purposes with Tax Optimizer:

  • Select one of several tax lot-matching methods to change the default tax lot-matching method for your account, for the current day or for a specific symbol.
  • Change the lot-matching method on the fly to immediately see the effect on your gains and losses.
  • Manually match specific sales to open tax lots.
  • Access Tax Optimizer from Trader Workstation (TWS), IBKR Mobile and Client Portal.

Learn More About the Tax Optimizer

Foreign Exchange Income Worksheet

Review your foreign exchange income and loss on our Forex Income Worksheet:

  • View income and loss information from your completed currency transactions for the year
  • Includes foreign exchange spot trades in securities denominated in a nonfunctional currency
  • Includes detailed info about the acquisition and disposition of each nonfunctional currency transaction closed in the preceding year

Learn More About the Forex Income Worksheet

Easy access to Tax Forms

Log in to Portal to access important annual tax forms:

  • PDF, HTML and MS Excel formats available
  • View and download tax forms, including Form 1099, Gain/Loss for 1256 contracts and more from a reporting dashboard
  • Current year and five previous years of info available
  • Clients with multiple account structures can access tax forms for closed accounts

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Charitable Giving

Clients of IBLLC can donate directly to qualified charities directly from their brokerage and retirement accounts.

  • For brokerage accounts, clients can transfer securities from their account to a qualified 501(c)(3) charity so long as the security is a stock, warrant or bond. The security must be eligible for transfer via DTC and the receiving charity must be able to accept DTC transfers.
  • For IRA accounts, distributions can be made directly to a qualified charity and the max donation is limited to the lesser of your required minimum distribution or USD 100,000.
  • IBKR GIVE lets US clients align their IMPACT values with non-profit organizations and make cash donations directly from the app. Using a comprehensive directory of US charities and non-profit organizations from GuideStar by Candid, GIVE lets clients easily donate to a charity matching their values or search for a non-profit of their choice.

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information, read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options".

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

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