Tax: 1099-B - Reporting of Equity Short Sale Transactions

For equity short sales executed on or after January 1, 2011, IB reports in the year in which the short position is covered or closed. Short sales executed prior to January 1, 2011 were reported on Form 1099-B in the year of execution.

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