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Need help entering my t5008 for taxes

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Nov 4, 2003
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Need help entering my t5008 for taxes

so i've been doing some day trading. so i have a lot of transactions. i'm using ufile, but it stopped me from creating any more new t5008 forms cause i have too many transactions. i think it stopped me at 100 t5008, i probably have 50 more to go. i have a question, can i combine them them or do i have to enter them 1 at a time?

say i buy 1 share of amazon on nov 1, 200, and i buy 1 share of amazon on dec 1, can i add the 2 shares together when filling my t5008? what would my date be, since they were bought at different dates, and the exchange rates were different?
do you guys have the same problem with your other tax programs? if not, which ones are you using?
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Deal Fanatic
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Dec 3, 2004
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What a mess. Day trading in a cash account is a huge tax nightmare. You need to keep track of your ACB (average cost basis) because the T5008's don't do that for you I believe. Search google for something like "T5008 acb taxes" and read a few articles to make sure you properly fill out your taxes.
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Oct 9, 2005
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If you are day trading, any gains or losses are treated as business income and not capital gains or losses.


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