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Subject:  Stock split and taxes Date:  1/22/2002  5:56 PM
Author:  buggydave Number:  927 of 942

I hope this is a very easy question for someone.

When I was in college, I purchased one share of Dell (big time for college). It split and I purchased another share (total of two purchases and three shares). In December, I sold all three shares.

My question is: how does the split affect my taxes? I sold for less than I paid (remember, this was a college lesson) if that makes a difference.

I am going to try to prepare my own taxes, with the help of turbo tax, so I am hoping there is a real easy formula for this.

Thanks

Dave
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