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Author: glorioski Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121316  
Subject: Tax Treatment of Index Options Date: 2/22/2003 9:43 AM
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Does anyone know if the gains from buying/selling options on an index such as the S&P 500 (SPX) are treated as commodities for tax purposes? The rule for commodities treats futures on the indeces as commodities (favorable tax treatment). The rule also says that "non-equity options" are treated as commodities as well. Still, options on the QQQ and the SPY are treated as equities. Are options on the SPX and NDX treated like commodities?

TIA for any input.

gloria
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