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Subject:  Howto report payment from securities litigation? Date:  10/30/2013  2:34 PM
Author:  tangofan Number:  119423 of 127753


A few days ago I received a check for a little over $20 as payment from a class action suit against Washington Mutual on behalf of investors.

Since I haven't held this stock in my portfolio for several years (so I can't subtract the payment from any cost basis), how do I report this payment on my 2013 tax filing?

Thanks & best regards,
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