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I did the following:

Bought 100 shares at 55
Bought 300 shares at 40
Bought 600 shares at 23
Bought 400 shares at 21
Bought 5000 shares at 18
Sold 1000 shares at 30

Bought 1000 shares at 27
Stock now at 32

When I sold the 1000 shares at 30 I intended to use LILO and use the profit on this years return. By mistake I entered FIFO so my non-changeable broker's record (American Express) shows that I sold the 100 shares bought at 55 and the 300 shares bought at 40 as part of the sale. Of course I cannot take that as a loss as I have bought within 30 days. I know I can add the loss difference to the cost of my existing shares but this gets complicated as I will be in and out of this stock often while intending to keep my highest priced shares long term.

Is there some way I can rectify this? I guess the easiest way would just be to report that when I sold I used the 1000 shares purchased at 18 as I intended to do and risk the inspection of the IRS.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Thank you,

Richard
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