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Can I report employee stock sale w/out a 1099-B in TT? My broker doesn't provide a 1099-B for a direct transfer sale. I believe I need to report it, how can I do so?

Essentially, I need to complete schedule D with my own calculations since I don't have a 1099-B for the sale from my broker (Sharespost). I'm ready to do that. However, TT sends me from "What type of investments did you sell?" to either: "Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds", down which path my only option is to enter 1099-B field data; or to "Other", which explicitly says it is not for employee stock sale. Is there a way around this roadblock in the interface or will TT not work for this situation? Thanks.
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Can I report employee stock sale w/out a 1099-B in TT? My broker doesn't provide a 1099-B for a direct transfer sale. I believe I need to report it, how can I do so?

TurboTax certainly does allow you to enter security sales where you have not received a 1099-B, though it sounds like this was a "same day" sale of employer stock.  In this situation you don't have to report the sale though you may wish to report the sale to take advantage of the small loss that typically occurs in this situation.

 

In the desktop product you start the "Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Other" interview, tell TurboTax that you had security sales, and then tell TurboTax that you did not receive a 1099-B.  That places you in a somewhat different interview than if you reply "Yes" to the 1099-B? question.  I assume the online product does something similar.

 

The alternative interview also has "guided" interview for all sorts of sales, including sales of employee stock but there's no "Income Tax Return Reporting Requirement" that means you must use the guided interview.  All security sales that show up on Form 8949 look exactly the sale:

  1. What was sold
  2. Date of sale
  3. Proceeds
  4. Date of acquistion
  5. Cost basis
  6. (In some cases and only if a 1099-B is issued) Adjustment code and adjustment amount

There's nothing there that says "This was employer stock that I sold."   So simply enter the five pieces of information that's needed to report the sale, and you're done.

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Can I report employee stock sale w/out a 1099-B in TT? My broker doesn't provide a 1099-B for a direct transfer sale. I believe I need to report it, how can I do so?

Thanks for the quick reply TomYoung.  It was not a same day sale/cashless exercise-- the stock was exercised months prior to the sale-- so I believe I'm required to report. I am using the online product, and if I choose the "Stocks, Bonds, Other" interview, it does not ask a "did you receive a 1099-B" question--all questions after assume I have a 1099-B form. Further, if I choose the "Other" alternative interview, in the drop down menu for "What type of investment did you sell?" the only stock option is "stock (non-employee)". So it seems the online product assumes that all employee stock sales produce 1099-B forms, but the desktop product does not. Regardless, I'll simply use the alternative interview path as you suggest. This is helpful clarity, much appreciated.

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Can I report employee stock sale w/out a 1099-B in TT? My broker doesn't provide a 1099-B for a direct transfer sale. I believe I need to report it, how can I do so?

"It was not a same day sale/cashless exercise"

 

Since it wasn't a same day sale then you certainly should have received a 1099-B in almost most situations.  Was the stock not sold through an broker, maybe sold back to the employer, perhaps?

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Can I report employee stock sale w/out a 1099-B in TT? My broker doesn't provide a 1099-B for a direct transfer sale. I believe I need to report it, how can I do so?

Hello, thanks for following up - it was employee stock of a pre-IPO private company, sold through a broker in a "direct transfer" to an individual, not back to the employer.

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