You are correct in that TurboTax does indeed have a 10-Million dollar (actually $9,999,999) limit in the data entry field for Schedule D (capital gains and losses). That said, you can still use TurboTax when the dollar amounts are higher than this, as the program will accurately add together sums totaling at least up to 8-figures, which is more than enough to cover the 50-million dollars in gross sales proceeds reported on your Form 1099-B. So, your answer is genuinely yes, you can still use TurboTax to file your tax return.
The key, you see, to get the program to allow data entries that in total are 10-million or higher is the "break them up" into a series of somewhat smaller transactions, such that each individual group of securities sales don't total more than 10-million dollars. In your case, it seems that you'd need at least (6) different securities groupings, such that when totaled together, they will equal between 50-million and 60-million.
Perhaps a visual example will help illustrate this principle. Please see the (2) screen capture images below (simply click the pictures to open), created in TurboTax Premier desktop, for an illustration of how (2) groupings of securities have been aggregated together to total just under 20-million dollars in gross sales proceeds. Combining even larger amounts, such as what you have, can be done using the very same methodology.
The TurboTax program will accept this without returning any errors in the software And while it will require doing some math on your part, to enter your 50-million in brokerage data this way, by dividing up your 1099-B into several large blocks of securities (assuming you don't want to enter all 600 individual trades, which is also an option, albeit a tedious one), such a tax return can in fact be completed in TurboTax.
Thank you for asking this question, and good luck with your trading activities.
The pictures simply show the transactions @GeoffreyG was referring to and they did not carryover with his post. The steps to enter a summary of your sales transactions is provided below.
- Open or continue your return (if it's not already open) and search (upper right) for the phrase stock sales > Press enter
- Select the Jump to link in the search results.
- Answer Yes to both Did you sell stocks, mutual funds, bonds, or other investments? and Did or will you receive a 1099-B form or brokerage statement for these sales?
- If you land on Here are all your 1099-B sales, select Add sales from a different brokerage. Then answer Yes to Did or will you receive a 1099-B form or brokerage statement for these sales?
- When asked how you want to enter your 1099-B, select I'll type it in myself.
- Select or enter your brokerage on the next screen and continue.
- On the following screen (Tell us about...), answer the questions until you reach the next screen. Select the second option, Let's enter a summary instead, and select Continue.
- You'll now be able to enter the total proceeds (sales) and cost basis, along with the sales category (Long or Short term). Refer to your 1099-B for the amounts and category. When finished, select Continue.
- When you are done, you'll eventually come to the Here's a summary of your broker sales screen where you can edit, delete, or enter more sales.
If you are e-filing your tax return, then mail your statements along with Form 8453 to:
Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254
Receipt and Control Branch
Austin, TX 73344-0254
If you need a blank Form 8453, you can download this pdf, enter your address information and check the box for Form 8949 (this form is really just a cover sheet)