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All else being equal, when one of your stocks splits you must reallocate your original cost over all of the new shares however, your original purchase date on all post split shares remains the same.

Thus. by inference, that your accountant is saying you can load all of your cost onto 1/2 the shares is incorrect, therefore, find a new accountant.

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