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hannahmclardy
New Member

What should I do? I'm reviewing my return. I have a 1099-B worksheet. Turbo Tax has asked for me to enter the "cost or adjusted basis". But the page isn't loading.

I tried to file back in the spring and ran into this problem then too. Presumably, Turbo Tax wants me to confirm the cost basis of a specific trade. I had 1,000  short term trades in 2020.
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GeorgeDenseff
Level 6

What should I do? I'm reviewing my return. I have a 1099-B worksheet. Turbo Tax has asked for me to enter the "cost or adjusted basis". But the page isn't loading.

Instead of importing your investments select Type in Myself.  The choose to enter Sales Section Totals

Enter just the totals for each type of sale.

  • Type of investment
  • Total proceeds (sum of all Box 1d)
  • Total cost or other basis (sum of all Box 1e)
Critter-3
Level 15

What should I do? I'm reviewing my return. I have a 1099-B worksheet. Turbo Tax has asked for me to enter the "cost or adjusted basis". But the page isn't loading.

If you have too many transactions that would require editing, you can consider deleting your imported information and entering a summary of the different categories of transactions reported on your Form 1099-B (short-term covered, short-term not covered, long-term covered, long-term not covered).  This would require you to mail a copy (not the original) of your Form 1099-B from your brokerage to the IRS within three days of filing your return.  The Form 1099-B would be attached to Form 8453, which will print with your return.  

 

Click this link for instructions on How to Adjust Cost Basis on 1099-B. 

 

This link provides additional info on Changing Imported Data

 

 

How to enter a summary in lieu of individual transactions

Your brokerage statements should include a summary of your transactions, grouped by sales category, for example "Box A short-term covered" or "Box D long-term covered". You'll enter the summary info instead of each individual transaction.

  1. Open your return in TurboTax Online (if it's not already open) and search for stock sales in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click or tap the "Jump to" link in the search results.
  3. Answer Yes to both Did you sell any investments? and Did you get a 1099-B?
    • If you land on Here's the investment sales info we have so far, select Add More Sales. Then answer Yes to Did you get a 1099-B?
  4. On the Choose Your Bank or Brokerage import screen, select I'll type it in myself.
  5. Select or enter your brokerage on the next screen and continue.
  6. On the following screen (Tell us about...) select the second option, I'll enter a summary.
  7. On the same screen, enter the total proceeds (sales) and cost basis, along with the sales category. Refer to your 1099-B for the amounts and category. When finished, select Done.
  8. Follow the onscreen instructions to enter additional sales or to view a summary.

When you are done entering all your sales transactions, you'll eventually come to the Here's the investment sales info we have so far screen. Here you can edit, delete, or enter more sales.

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