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I just received my "yesr end summary statement" from e-Trade, "Consolidated 1099". It lists every buy and sell, and all the dividends.
The buys and sells are all correct--date, amount. They do not list the cost basis, but that's OK, I have that information.
On to the dividends. Total ordinary dividends, then qualified dividends. WTF? The total dividends is almost $200 less than the qualified dividends? Not possible, on the face of it. Fortunately they itemize. The problem is in a REIT, Boston Properties.
Non-qualified dividend: 105.99
L/T capital gains: 465.62
Sec. 1250 gains 36.39
Dividend, non-qualified 608.00-

Hmm? The bottom line is the sum of the others, but with sign reversed?


I eliminated that number and put in the numbers the way I'm sure they should have been. Tomorrow I'll call 'em and ask for a corrected statement.

Anybody see any possible way the qualified dividend could be greater than the total? And what's this with a negative dividend?

Bright ideas?

Best wishes, Chris
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