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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to export your Fidelity transactions to a CSV file. Fidelity, a leading brokerage firm, offers the capability to download CSV files that can be used for a variety of purposes, including tax preparation, financial analysis, and more. Exporting to CSV is particularly valuable as it allows for easy import into programs like TaxAct, Quicken, and QuickBooks, as well as the ability to compare your transactions against Form 1099-B to ensure accuracy. On this page, we'll explore the nuances of Fidelity, the step-by-step process to export to a CSV file, practical use cases for this export, and how Sourcetable can serve as an alternative to streamline your financial data management. Additionally, we'll answer some common questions about the export process to ensure you have all the information needed to manage your taxable income and realized gains/losses efficiently.

    What is Fidelity?

    Fidelity encompasses a variety of financial services and software tools designed to cater to the needs of individuals looking for investment and trading services. Among its offerings, Fidelity provides the Active Trader Pro software tool, which is tailored for active investors seeking real-time insights, visual snapshots, and powerful trading tools, including over 45 market filters and the capability to place both simple and complex multi-leg option orders. The tool also features extended-hours and directed trading functionalities, as well as the ability to monitor portfolio with streaming quotes and create personalized layouts.

    Moreover, Fidelity's range of services includes various types of accounts such as brokerage, crypto, and cash management accounts. Investment services like Fidelity Go, Fidelity Wealth Services, and Fidelity Managed FidFolios are also available. For cryptocurrency enthusiasts, trading is made possible through Fidelity Crypto. Additionally, Fidelity caters to retirement planning with accounts like the Rollover IRA, Traditional IRA, and Roth IRA, and to younger generations with offerings like the 529 Account and the Fidelity Youth Account. Discretionary investment management is provided through Fidelity's Portfolio Advisory Services accounts.

    In the context of data, the term 'fidelity' refers to accuracy, which is the hallmark of how well data represents the source it is derived from. This concept is crucial in various fields, including cybersecurity and healthcare, where high data fidelity is imperative for streamlining processes and embodying all required principal components accurately.

    Exporting Fidelity Transactions to a CSV File

    Using the Download Button on the History Page

    To export your Fidelity transactions to a CSV file, navigate to the History page within your account. There, you will find a Download button. Clicking this button will allow you to export the account transaction details in a CSV format. This is particularly useful for keeping a record of your transactions or preparing for tax filing.

    Filtering Transactions in a Fidelity Cash Management Account

    If you have a Fidelity Cash Management Account, you have the option to filter for specific transaction types when exporting your CSV file. This feature can be used to streamline your transaction records and ensure that you are only viewing the types of transactions you need.

    Verifying and Editing the CSV File

    After exporting your transactions, it is essential to verify that the CSV or Excel file matches the information on your Form 1099-B. All transactions listed on Form 1099-B must be included in your CSV or Excel file. If there are discrepancies, you may need to manually add transactions to the file to ensure accurate reporting before importing into TaxAct.

    Importing CSV File into TaxAct

    Once you have your CSV file with the correct transaction information, you can import it into TaxAct. The steps to do this are provided to assist customers. However, be aware that these steps may not be entirely accurate, and you should proceed with caution. If you encounter any difficulties or need clarification on how to obtain the CSV file from Fidelity, do not hesitate to contact Fidelity support for assistance.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Streamline Your Fidelity Data Management with Sourcetable

    Instead of the traditional and time-consuming method of exporting your Fidelity investments data to a CSV file and then importing it into a spreadsheet program, consider the innovative approach offered by Sourcetable. Sourcetable simplifies the process by syncing your live data directly from Fidelity, eliminating the need for intermediate steps. This seamless integration means you can access up-to-date information instantly, without the hassle of manual exports and imports.

    With Sourcetable, you can automate data aggregation from multiple sources, not just Fidelity. This capability provides a comprehensive view of your financial landscape in one place. Sourcetable's user-friendly spreadsheet interface is designed for ease of use, allowing you to query and analyze your data without requiring specialized technical skills. By choosing Sourcetable, you're not only optimizing your workflow for efficiency but also harnessing the power of advanced business intelligence for smarter decision-making.

    Common Use Cases

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      Exporting transaction details for personal record-keeping
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      Analyzing account performance over a specific period using Excel
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      Sharing account information with a financial advisor
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      Backing up transaction history for archival purposes

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I export my Fidelity transactions to a CSV file?

    You can export your account information to a CSV file by selecting the Download button on the History page at Fidelity.com. The CSV file will contain your account transaction details.

    Can I import my Fidelity CSV file into tax software like TaxAct?

    Yes, the CSV file can be imported into TaxAct, and it should include all transactions reported on Form 1099-B for this purpose.

    What types of transaction history can I download from Fidelity?

    You can download up to 24 months of transaction history, including information from your Fidelity NetBenefits 401(k), 403(b), and 457 accounts if your plan permits.

    Is there a cost associated with downloading account information from Fidelity?

    No, downloading your account information from Fidelity is free.

    Are there any requirements for using the account download service with Quicken and QuickBooks?

    Yes, Quicken and QuickBooks require that the version being used is no more than three versions old and that your computer meets their system requirements. Additionally, for security, you should use a 128-bit encryption browser.


    Exporting your Fidelity transactions to a CSV file streamlines the process of managing your finances and preparing for tax season. By following a few simple steps, such as logging into your account, navigating through the Accounts & Trade tab to select the account with taxable income, and using the Download link for both short-term and long-term transactions, you can efficiently save your transaction details. Remember to save the .CSV files to your computer and import them into TaxAct to assist with your tax preparation. While the CSV format is the recommended method for exporting data and is compatible with various applications, you can simplify this process even further. Instead of exporting to CSV, you can use Sourcetable to import data directly into a spreadsheet. Sign up for Sourcetable to get started and enhance your financial management workflow.

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