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Subject:  Basis question Date:  8/9/2012  2:38 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  116518 of 123001

I'm getting an early start on my 2012 taxes.

Way back in the heady days of 1998 I bought 200 shares of CBS.

In 2000, that turned into 217 shares of Viacom. There was no cash paid out at the time -- no cash-in-lieu, no partial dividends, no nothing. Just the 217 shares.

In 2006, Viacom split off new CBS shares , leaving me with 108 shares of CBS-B and 108 shares of Viacom. A few days later I got two cash-in-lieu payments, one for each of the new companies.

I sold both issues this year f