Basis of Stock

Basis of Stock

If purchased, the amount paid for the stock. If the stock is received as a gift, basis is generally the basis of the previous owner or the fair market value when received. The basis of inherited stock is usually its fair market value on the date of the decedent's death.
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In addition, taxpayers may elect other methods of tracing basis of stock shares to find the most tax-efficient accounting method (Regs.
The fortune is calculated on the basis of stock prices and exchange rates information available as of October 12," it added.
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The IRC contains many rules that may affect the basis of stock or debt in the hands of a shareholder.
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