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It's a lot harder to make money in forex if you pay your taxes

In 2016 I made ~3000 USD trading with Oanda and correctly guessing the outcome of the brexit referendum.
I did my taxes through HR block that year, and it took a bit to figure out how to report my earnings through forex trading. The accountant told me in fact she'd never heard of anyone doing this before.
Forex brokers are not required to report client earnings to the IRS, unlike companies that fall under the legal definition of a broker
OANDA does not report taxes on behalf of our clients, and as a result we do not provide any tax forms relating to profit/loss on your account (e.g. 1099-B form). The information you would need to complete your tax reporting can be found on your annual account statement, which you can download from your My Account page by clicking on 'View account statements'. Information about other types of tax form OANDA does provide can be found below.
However, this should be obvious, (EDIT: if you're subject to US taxes) you have a legal obligation to pay income taxes on any money you earn through forex, unless you have a lawyer or accountant who says otherwise (for instance because you're trading on behalf of a company etc).
Of course with forex trading, there is money lost on the spread, but the money lost in taxes in years where you win is much greater. Forex earnings are income taxes so while it is true that you can deduct losses in years where you lose significant money there's a major issue, the standard deduction.
With the standard deduction recently increased, most middle class tax payers will want to select it. But selecting the standard deduction means you can't deduct forex trading losses from that year.
This is something people don't pay enough thought to when they plan on doing forex trading. So I just wanted to let people know that there's a force far greater than the spread that you need to contend with.
tl;dr growing up, is awfuller, than all the awful things that ever were
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Reporting Forex Gains/Losses In Turbotax?

I've read that I go to Federal taxes - Wages & income - I'll choose what I work on - Less common income - Misc income 1099-A 1099-C - Other reportable income. But what about entering the gains/losses on every trade? Is it simple to manually enter the information into whatever form it gives me, or is it practically necessary to use some type of accounting software to help me do that? My broker, Forex . com has records of trades, but I'm not sure how to enter them. Will I need to do any calculations or just copy the info over into Turbotax? Note, I haven't gotten this year's version of Turbotax yet, just trying to understand this. I've reported cryptocurrency gains and losses before, but not Forex, and with that, I could import the data.
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Can spot forex traders use Sec 1256 contract?

I've read a lot of material on the website Greentradertax but i wanted to see if i could get more insight on this matter here. This is where i am deriving most of my info from.
"By default, forex spot and forward contracts have Section 988 ordinary gain or loss treatment. Traders holding these forex contracts as capital assets may file an internal contemporaneous “capital gains election” pursuant to IRC § 988(a)(1)(B) to opt out of section 988 and into capital gains and loss treatment. If such an election is made, then for forex forwards — and forward-like forex contracts, including spot forex in some cases — taxpayers may use Section 1256(g) (foreign currency contract) treatment, providing it’s in major currencies for which regulated futures contracts trade on U.S. futures exchanges, and the taxpayer does not take or make delivery of the underlying currency"
My current broker is oanda and i know they do not release any tax forms to you. I will have to use my account statement to report my taxes.
So... Can a spot Forex trader opt out of Sec988 and elect for Sec 1256 tax treatment? If so how do i do this?
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