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I have a similar problem. Been using the holiday time to go through some of my father's papers. He hasn't physically died yet, but is losing it mentally.

Anyway, He bought 2200 shares of Helm Resources, Inc over a one-year period in 1984-1985. These seem to have their highest value as wallpaper. Haven't found his purchase price yet, but I still have some more things to look at.

Supposing I did find his purchase price - would the CPA need any more information to establish a tax loss?

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