Hello all,My 1099-B reports a sale of stock (due to a merger). It lists the proceeds but not the cost basis. The stocks were originated from a Merck spin-off in 2003 (Express Scripts Holdings).Is my cost basis the value of the stock the day I received it?Also, as a result of the merger last year, I received cash in lieu. Is there a cost basis for this, or is it just zero? Last annoying tax question (sorry, and thanks if you're still reading): Would be the date of acquisition be the day I bought the original stock (pre-spin-off and subsequent merger)? Or is it the day I got the cash in lieu?Thanks again for any input (even if it's just pointing me to reading material. By the way, I've read IRS pubs 550 and 551. No help.BesntDN549
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