I have an unpleasant surprise on my 1099-B from robinhood.
I have been selling short term in-the-money covered call options for income. If stock X was priced at $10 in January, and the April $9 call option is selling at $2.00, I would buy 100 shares of X and sell the April $9 call for $2. When price stayed above $9, the shares got called away from me at $9 for a decent profit. And then I would repeat the process, usually the very next day, and usually with the same company.
My 1099-B has a column 1G - Wash sale Loss Disallowed. So my buy/write transactions were still profitable, just not as much of a profit as I’m getting taxed on. Guess I should have selected different companies after a position closed out.
So if I did such a buy/write trade with a USA automaker such as Ford, and right after the position closed out I did another one with a different USA automaker, such as GM, would my transaction with the shares of Ford be treated as a wash sale?