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Subject:  Re: Dividend payments on shorts Date:  3/31/2014  12:56 PM
Author:  irasmilo Number:  120633 of 127753

How you deal with payments you make in lieu of dividends is discussed on page 58 of IRS Pub. 550, Investment Income and Expenses, Whether they are deductible itemized expenses or adjustments to cost basis is determined generally by the length of time the short position is open.

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