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Subject:  Re: Cost basis from a spin off Date:  2/23/2013  8:48 AM
Author:  irasmilo Number:  117849 of 121061

THE TIME TO DEAL WITH MERGERS/SPLITS/SPINOFFS IS WHEN THEY HAPPEN!

That way you don't find yourself years down the road asking once simple but now difficult questions like


Is it any easier if you sell both the original and spinoff on the same day?


Not necessarily. There are all sorts of spin-offs and mergers. Some are taxable when they happen, some require basis adjustments.

Ira
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