The straddle rule in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sec. 1092 often requires tracking positions over multiple tax years to determine the book losses subject to required deferrals, and when all or only a portion of such losses may be released in subsequent years. Additionally, loss deferrals are determined on both excise tax and fiscal year end cycles, creating additional complexities. Manually tracking straddles and their deferred losses can be extremely tedious, time consuming and prone to error risk.
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