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Multiple brokerage statements - best practices

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Looking for some input on how others enter multiple brokerage accounts from the same broker.  My approach had always been to include the last 3 characters of the account number in the name of payer input field.  For example:

Edward Jones - 123

Edward Jones - 456

I like to enter them like that because it helps my review and to make sure I have all the brokerage statements during input.  However this year I was cleaning up my table editor and realized I had hundreds of payers.  I'm wondering if this is the best approach.

Does anyone use the Data Source input field near the bottom of screen 12?  It looks like that input section won't carry to the Forms.  Are there better approaches?  Thanks for your input!

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You're correct these don't carry to the forms.  We enter those purely to facilitate review and reference across different years.

We simply copy over the entire series from the statements - the payer name together with the serial number are sufficient for us to identify each individual account and which statement may be missing for any one year.

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Level 15

You're correct these don't carry to the forms.  We enter those purely to facilitate review and reference across different years.

We simply copy over the entire series from the statements - the payer name together with the serial number are sufficient for us to identify each individual account and which statement may be missing for any one year.

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Still an AllStar

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