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From the FAQ:
1. [...] you must tell the broker which shares are being sold.
2. [...] your broker must provide you with written confirmation of your instructions,

Here's BrownCo's method of specific stock identification: They have a "Shares vs. purchase on" field on the order screen in which you can fill in a date. Thus, your trade confirmation will contain a "Shares vs. purchase on <date>" phrase.

They have no knowledge of whether or not you actually own shares purchased on the date specified. I keep accurate specific tax lot information in Quicken.

So, does this meet (or come close enough to) the IRS requirement?

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