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There are a few ways to determine the cost basis and the best way is found by knowing if you had gains, losses and how much you are going to sell.

For an example of the methods;

No, there is only one way to determine the cost basis... the actual price paid for the shares sold. There are two options, whether to specify which shares are sold or to take the default first in, first out ordering of shares. This isn't a mutual fund, so average cost basis methods don't apply.

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