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Subject:  Re: Amend Return or Wait and see? Date:  4/16/1998  9:04 PM
Author:  ataloss Number:  3564 of 121562

The calculation isn't difficult and you will need to do it to allocate basis when (or maybe if) you sell ATT or Lucent shares. The IRS should have a record of this payment and may generate a letter to you. I bet that they have better things to do. By the way, I saw in and IRS email that more than a million taxpayers have failed to file a needed schedule D. In the past this wasn't required for some mutual fund shareholders without other events to report. They are all getting letters to re-file with schedule D.
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