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Say you spent $5000 on your original shares and now they are worth
$6000. You sell 50 shares (1/4 of the original investment) for $1500,
less commission of $25, or $1475.
The shares cost you $1250.
On Schedule D you report the date of sale, proceeds of $1475,
original cost $1250 and date of purchase. You have a capital gain of $225.
It is when you start worrying about price per share that you get confused. The information called for on Schedule D doesn't require anything having to do with "per share". You can just fill in the required information and it works out very nicely.
Best wishes, Chris
......but I wouldn't tell you that for $29.95 a year!
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