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Subject: Re: FAQ on selling half position Date: 10/29/1999 2:37 PM
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If you buy 200 shares of "A" stock @ $50=$10,000
then you sell 100 shares of "A" stock @ $100=$10,000

I let the other 100 shares run, are there taxes on
your original contribution since you show no profit or gain?

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Yes - you have a recognized gain on the sale of the 100 shares. Bought at 50 - sold at 100 = 50/share gain on the 100 shares sold; ie 5k.

The gain/loss is calculated on a per share price - not on the total lot.



If you sold 100 shares of "A" stock @$80 ($8,000), how does that tax scenario work out.? loss?

Same as above - 3k gain

Pete
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