Tax Advantages of the FOREX Market

You will need to pay forex tax every time you make a trade in the forex market. Paying taxes in the forex market is going to give you an advantage over paying taxes on a stock trade. Here are a few things to consider about the tax advantages of the forex market.


When you trade stocks, you really do not have a choice as to how you are going to pay your taxes. You have to pay capital gains taxes if you make capital gains on your trades. However, with the forex market, you are actually going to be able to choose which way your taxes are calculated. You can choose to be taxed under section 1256 as if you were trading commodities. You can also choose to be taxed under IRC 988. 


The primary benefit of using section 1256 is that you can split up your gains into two different types of taxes. You will be able to pay 60 percent of your taxes at the lower long-term capital gains tax rate. Then 40 percent of the taxes will be paid at the short-term capital gains tax rate.

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