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I had some dividend paying stocks in a taxable account. I liquidated these stocks in 2000. Some of the stocks had fractional shares. You guessed it, I am completing schedule D and have a few questions that are not clearly explained in the instructions, 550, 551,or 544. (Maybe I missed the answers - it was late!)

What is the "acquired date" for dividends? Is it the date the dividend was declared?

How do I account for partial shares acquired on different dates? Do I put "various" on the date acquired column? It appears that I will need to put several entries for some of the stocks, because of the fractional shares that were liquidated a few days after my sale date.

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