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I got a bit confused by your response where at one point you say you don't need the cost per share,,,and then you do. I'm not sure I agree with your analysis, but I may be misreading. I'll use an example of the way I understood and handled my ESPP for years.

You purchase a share of XYZ, which is currently trading at $100.
Your ESPP gives you a 15% discount on purchases ($15).

Nothing need be done until the share is sold.
If the share is sold for $125 and commission is $5

Cost of share = $100
Adjusted Cost of share = $100 + $5 commission = $105
Sales proceeds = $125
Gain on Sale = $20
Ordinary Income = $15 (15% saved up front goes to top line of misc income).

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