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The oldest shares will be the most difficult to determine the cost basis and will probably have the lowest cost basis. If you have the reinvestment records it won't be so bad, dividends are normally only issued 4 times a year. A 100 transactions requires time and patience, but is not difficult.

If you routinely donate cash to a charitable organization, you could instead donate an equivalent amount of stock. It probably would incur a transfer fee. The advantage is if the stock has been held longer than a year, the entire fair market value is deductible and it is unnecessary to determine the cost basis.

http://www.fool.com/foolanthropy/2000/stock.htm

Debra
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