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Subject:  Wash Sale Date:  10/11/2012  7:43 PM
Author:  TheTortoise Number:  116783 of 128043

Trying to finish up my 2011 return, and this wash sale has my mind boggled. I switched brokers in 2011, which I expect has no bearing on how the wash sale gets reported … but I’m confused anyway. All trades were made in 2011, and thus were short-term ... one small blessing.

I bought 130 shrs. of a position at Broker A on 01/04, and sold all 130 shrs. for a loss on 03/17 … still at Broker A.

Forgetting to check the date, I bought 270 shrs. of the same position at Broker B on 04/12. Then on 05/31, I decided it was too risky and sold off half … 135 shrs.

What is the best way to report this on the 2011 Schedule D?

And since I sold the remaining 135 shrs. in 2012, will they just be reported normally?

Thanks a bunch ...
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