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I didn't fully follow everything but it sounds like you had 1 share of stock at FMV in 1966 plus $50 as your basis, and everything else has been the result of that?

Not sure what FMV is. Ignoring what the purchase price of the gift was (I know it was around $50 in 1966), my cost basis at a minimum would be the one-time purchase of $50, plus 42 years of reinvested dividends.

Still not sure exactly what I'm going to do, but what the heck, I still have time to file for an extension.

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