It's unfortunate that the federal government has chosen to saddle Americans with a complex and convoluted income tax system. Congress could easily free taxpayers of this yearly, time wasting, stress inducing burden, and replace it with an effortless sales tax.

But since the income tax is unlikely to be repealed in the near future, taxpayers either have to pay an accountant lots of money, or educate themselves on the tax laws.


This website provides information relevant to IRS federal income tax Form 8949 and the related Schedule D. The FAQs section includes answers to common questions regarding the completion of these forms.

Nothing on this website is official. Any information is meant to supplement, not supplant, government rules.

The website is mostly geared toward stock and options traders who have questions about Schedule D and Form 8949. Both casual and seasoned traders working on capital gains taxes may find the website especially useful.