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Subject:  Re: Dividend Reinvestment and Cost Basis Date:  4/5/1999  11:22 PM
Author:  TMFTaxes Number:  13788 of 121313

[[This is the first year that I've had to file schedule D and I'm not sure how to do
so. I received 1099Bs due to a bank merger and need to figure out the cost
basis.]]

Check out my posts on this issue in the Taxes fAQ area. In short, you'll have to call the bank investor relations people in order to get the FORMULA that you must use to allocate your basis in the shares that you previously owned.

[[ I was told by the IRS that I had to add in the stock splits and dividend
reinvestments. I've read their instructions and still don't understand. Can anyone
help?]]

Start with my posts in the Taxes FAQ area. That should help you narrow down your questions. Then you can come on back and focus on your specific issue.

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