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Greetings fellow fools!

My family and I inherited not a few shares of a blue chip stock from my grandparents, and we're about to distribute the shares.

Can anyone tell me what we're going to have to produce for the IRS when we sell a portion of them? (For example: A death certificate showing when the estate received the shares?)

The value of the estate is less than $1M, so I think that simplifies things.

We only pay tax on the capital gain since the estate went into settlement - isn't that correct?

Where can I go to get instructions on this? (I couldn't find it on the IRS website, I think mainly because I'm not sure where to look.)

Thanks for any help you can offer.
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