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Subject:  Re: Dividend payments on shorts Date:  3/31/2014  12:56 PM
Author:  irasmilo Number:  120633 of 121144

How you deal with payments you make in lieu of dividends is discussed on page 58 of IRS Pub. 550, Investment Income and Expenses, www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p550.pdf. Whether they are deductible itemized expenses or adjustments to cost basis is determined generally by the length of time the short position is open.

Ira
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