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|Subject: Re: another cost basis question...||Date: 2/10/2000 12:41 PM|
|Author: UMsprite||Number: 28170 of 122851|
Corrected message, please ignore previous post....
ok, i need to know if i've figured this out:
for individual securities, if i bought xyz company shares twice in one year,
50 shares @ $20/share = 1000, c.b= 20/share
20 shares @ $40/share = $800, c.b=40/share
and sold all of the shares at the same time at $50/share (in the same year as purchased), since you cannot use an average cost basis for stocks, do i list the final transaction as separate
transactions on my tax forms?
ie 50 shares sold at $50/share, gain of $1500 and
20 shares sold at $50/share, gain of $200?
or do i just calculate the two different gains and then add them together?
and if the stock split after i purchased all of the shares, will the cost basis be 100 shares @ $10/share and 40 shares @ $20/share?
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