Solved: Box 2 on my 1099-B form is not marked so I used "no entry" as the option but the software is saying I have to include an entry. What do I do?
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Box 2 on my 1099-B form is not marked so I used "no entry" as the option but the software is saying I have to include an entry. What do I do?

 
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Box 2 on my 1099-B form is not marked so I used "no entry" as the option but the software is saying I have to include an entry. What do I do?

If you have information in Boxes 1b and 1c, you will be able to tell which box to mark.

If the date in Box 1b is a more than a year before the date in Box 1c, then the gain or loss is long-term. 

If the dates are a year or less apart, the gain or loss is short-term.

Click here for more information about Short-term vs Long-term Capital Gains.


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Box 2 on my 1099-B form is not marked so I used "no entry" as the option but the software is saying I have to include an entry. What do I do?

If you have information in Boxes 1b and 1c, you will be able to tell which box to mark.

If the date in Box 1b is a more than a year before the date in Box 1c, then the gain or loss is long-term. 

If the dates are a year or less apart, the gain or loss is short-term.

Click here for more information about Short-term vs Long-term Capital Gains.


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