If you are unable to generate an 8949 PDF, there are two likely causes:

1. It's too early in the tax year and we do not yet have the updated template. Typically the IRS releases new 8949 formats in the second week of January. That means you will not be able to generate a 2021 8949 PDF until approximately January 15 2022.

2. The file is too large. We limit PDFs to approximately 4,000 taxable events. Any amount larger than that would result in a PDF that's hundred of pages long — way too much to mail in!

If you have a high number of taxable events, you should instead use our CSV format or ask your tax preparer if the need the 8949 in a specific file format. TokenTax supports file types for most major tax preparing software.

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