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Subject:  Re: Cost basis calculation (whadda headache) Date:  2/1/2000  2:13 PM
Author:  JABoa Number:  26617 of 127642

Crow asks (when he sells some shares of a single stock, of which some are short term, some long term): do I split it into two sales?

Clearly, yes. (But remember, I'm not a lawyer or a CPA and I don't even play one on TV.) The tax treatments are likely different. They might net out the same, but there's no way to know without specifics, which of course will vary with the transaction and your other investments. The only question I'd have is how to divide the broker's commission. For even numbers of shares, I'd split it evenly.
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