Our Goal

At Form8949.com, our aim is to help you minimize the time and expense of complying with the tax reporting requirements related to your stock trading activity.

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You don't pay until after you review and approve our web application results.

TurboTax Online Solution

Do you use TurboTax Online? TurboTax desktop editions can import TXF files -- but the online edition cannot. TurboTax Online only imports from OFX servers. Does your broker supply TXF files but not host an OFX server?

It is our understanding the following brokers fall into this category:

We can help. Just submit your TXF file for conversion and we will host your data for import into TurboTax Online from our OFX server.

"Form 8949 Statements"

IRS Form 8949 only has room for 14 transactions per page. If you have many hundreds of transactions, this will result in a lot of pages.

Our programs will generate both the official IRS Form 8949 and "Form 8949 Statements". These statements are acceptable to the IRS and hold 49 transactions per page, reducing the number of pages generated.

There is no extra change for this conversion service and you can use whichever edition you prefer for your tax filing.

You may download a sample IRS Form 8949 and a sample Form 8949 Statements to compare the two.

Excel Spreadsheet Conversion

We can convert your Excel spreadsheet (.xls) of realized gain and loss information to IRS Schedule D and Form 8949.

See the spreadsheet requirements page for more information including templates.

Tax Year 2018 App

The Tax Year 2018 app is under development and will be available for use on January 1, 2019.

Tax Year 2017 App

The app includes the following features:

  • 2016 and prior year Forms 8949 can be generated in the current year app. There is no need to go to a separate app.
  • Support for all 4 Schedule D and Form 8949 reporting options (see the app for details)
    • Traditional
    • Exception 1
    • Exception 2
    • Exceptions 1 and 2 Combined
  • Alerts for transactions missing cost information
  • Convenient email to forward to your Tax Pro with information and links to your forms generated by the app
  • Automatic "summary" tax software data import if you have more transactions than can be imported by your tax software

Email us with requests for additional program features and improvements.

TaxAct Users

If your broker does not participate in the TaxAct electronic import program, we can help.

  • Use our app to retrieve your broker data.
  • After you review your data and pay for our data processing services, we'll provide you with a "File Number" and "Passcode" with which you can import your data into TurboTax.

See TaxAct Import Steps for TaxAct Import details.

Do you use a Tax Professional?

Save your tax preparer time and save tax preparation fees.

  • Use our app to retrieve your broker data and generate schedules of your capital gains and losses in PDF format.
  • From the app, you can be sent an email to forward to your Tax Pro with information and links to your forms generated by the app.

If your Tax Professional uses Drake Software, the above email includes a link to a downloadable spreadsheet file that can be used to import data directly into the Drake program.

If your Tax Professional uses Intuit Lacerte, Intuit ProConnect, or Intuit ProSeries software, you can deliver the statements and data you generate at Form8949.com electronically to your tax preparer thru the "Intuit Link" and tax import features.

App Overview

Our app (1) retrieves data from Broker OFX servers, (2) processes broker TXF or CSV files that you download from the broker web site, (3) processes broker 1099-B PDF files that you download from the broker web site, and (4) processes spreadsheet files that you create.

We generate (5) Schedule D and (6) Forms 8949 in PDF format for attachment to your tax return. We also generate (7) files you can deliver to your tax preparer for use in professional tax preparation software. Your data can also be (8) imported directly into H&R Block, TurboTax, TaxAct, and other tax software.

Do you prepare your income tax return by hand?

For many taxpayers with simple returns, money can be saved by preparing Form 1040, Schedule A, and Schedule B by hand.

However, if you have more than a few brokerage transactions, it doesn't make sense to prepare Schedules D and Form 8949 by hand. For just $10, we can generate these schedules for you and save you the time and tedium of transcribing broker transaction data.

Active Traders Using TurboTax

Do you use TurboTax Online and have more than 500 transactions ? or more than 2,000 transactions and use TurboTax Desktop Editions ? We can help.

See our special solution for TurboTax users for more information.

Active Traders Using TaxAct

If you have more than 2,000 transactions, use our site to generate Form 8949 Statements for attachment to your tax return.

See TaxAct Statement Attachment Steps for more information.