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Subject:  Re: Cost basis calculation (whadda headache) Date:  2/1/2000  2:06 PM
Author:  TMFJeanie Number:  26613 of 121100

So, one last thing.. If I have a sale of 5000 shares, where 2500 were bought
within a year, and 2500, say, two years ago -- do I split it into two sales?


While we're waiting for one of the "tax pros" to answer your question, I'll just toss in my 2c and say that I think you want to show it as two separate sales, so that you get the benefit of the long-term cap gains rate for those shares you held longer than a year.

That's the way I presented a similar sale on last year's return and my tax accountant didn't holler at me, so I guess it was correct.


Jeanie
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