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Subject: Close DRIP acct and taxes Date: 6/16/1999 5:14 PM
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I recently closed out an Intel DRIP account so that I could deposit my shares in my regular brokerage. I have some questions regarding how to treat this for tax purposes:

1) I had a fractional number of shares left over which was liquidated (and they sent a check). Which shares should I use to compute the cost basis? I assume it would be the oldest shares in my account. Is this correct?

2) Intel changed the way they do rounding so that their records and my records differ slightly. Should I use my records or theirs when I report the number of shares sold? According to their records I sold 0.096 shares and according to my records I sold 0.095514. Does it make any difference to the IRS which number I use as long as the total proceeds match up?

Thank you,
Craig
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