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Subject:  Re: Stock cost basis for ESOP & DRIP Date:  10/25/2012  4:59 PM
Author:  vkg Number:  116841 of 123001

However, I have several questions about determining the cost basis:

(a) Can I assume a zero cost basis since the ESOP provided the original 59 shares at no cost to me?


Was any of their value reported on your W-2?

The IRS will not question a ze