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> ... in 1999 I had two (options) sales of calls for gains ... I thought they were treated the same as regular share sales for tax purposes, but why weren't they on the 1099? <

You are responsible for reporting and paying taxes on the gains.

Apparently, though, brokers are not required to include Options sales on their 1099s, at least not for options that expire unexcercised. Go figure.
(I think I read that expression and explanation here)

- Danny
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