Initial Account Setup Tips
Posted by Henry Gage on 19 February 2010 05:47 AM
Regarding: Initial Account Setup

Is their a a particular way to set up a new year account?

I made up two accounts: one 2008 and another one 2009. The only difference between the two is the last digit, one is 8 and the other is a 9. However when I “Sync” the two accounts TA always down loads the 2008 account first. Is that the way it is suppose to work?

If the two accounts in TA are for the same brokerage account here is what we recommend. Create one account in TA and use that account to import or sync your data. To view data for a particular date range you can set a filter like

Range Type: Tax Year and Period,
Year: 2009,
Period: All.
TA will only show the trades that apply to the view. For example in the tax report you will see all of the tax lots that closed in the selected period.

After setting up the account you may want to limit how far back in time TA syncs data. Select Sync/Change Sync Date Range and select a beginning date like 01/01/2008. Then after sync, manually enter any missing opening trades from a prior year.

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