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Does FIFO cost basis applies across multiple accounts?

Do regulations require people to manually recalculate cost-basis across all the accounts they own, if stocks were transferred between them? Example: Broker A cost basis setting is set to FIFO. ...
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How do deferred sales charges affect cost basis for first-in, first-out sales?

Consider a mutual fund with a 5.75% load fee. However, there is a contingent reduction in that fee to 5% if you intend to invest $25,000 with the fund company over a 20-month period. You select to ...
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Is it possible to withdraw your cost basis from an investment to minimize capital gains taxes?

Say you invest $10,000. In a couple of months, that $10,000 investment is now worth $50,000. You decide you want to take out your initial investment of $10,000 back into cash and let the remaining ...
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ESPP cost basis and taxes

I participated in a qualified employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and the offering period just ended. I put in $5000 and got a 15% discount on the price at the end of the offering period (no lookback ...
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Stock sale cost basis calculations for 2013, now that rules changed, is FIFO or another method the smartest financially?

I was in an employee stock purchase program that auto-bought stock every two weeks at a 15% discount as part of a paycheck deduction. This was BEFORE the 2008 crash and during and after it. This ...
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Does the cost basis increase by reinvestment of investment income in Roth IRA?

In regular brokerage account, the cost basis increases by reinvestment of investment income. I guess it is the same case in Roth IRA? I am not sure, because I don't know if there is some rule that ...
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What are the negative implications of the 2011 cost basis reporting law?

The United States has a new law requiring brokerages to report the cost basis of sales on IRS Form 1099-B. For stocks purchased after January 1, 2011, financial services firms will have to report the ...
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What are the tax liabilities or impact for selling gold?

What are the tax liabilities for selling gold? For example, suppose I bought an ounce of gold in 2005 at $500 and I sold it yesterday for $1,500. What kind of taxes are due on this (in the United ...
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When transferring shares to an adult from a irrevocable trust, what is the cost basis of those shares?

My grandparents set up an irrevocable trust account that has a few stocks in it. Now those shares are being transferred to me from the trust. Since those shares have value at some point, Uncle Sam ...
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How should I report my RSUs in my tax return

I had some RSUs where some amount (call it V) vested. Then tax was taken and a smaller amount (call it R) were released, which I sold. I'm using E*Trade, and HR Block have imported my 1099-B form. ...