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This is related to "What happens to public shareholders when a public stock goes private?" I am pretty sure the answer is yes, but:

If you own stock in a public company which is bought out, does it still count as a capital gain or loss? Is it essentially treated like you sold the stock at the price of the buy-out? Do you still get a 1099-B from your broker?

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does it still count as a capital gain or loss?

Yes.

Is it essentially treated like you sold the stock at the price of the buy-out?

Yes.

Do you still get a 1099-B from your broker?

Yes.

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    +1 for jumping on this softball and knocking it out of the park. Feb 7 '13 at 19:46
  • that bit about sold the stock at the buy-out price, does the private company essentially mail you a check equal to the value of your stocks? Or the broker is responsible for this transition? What's the mechanics here?
    – jxramos
    Dec 8 '20 at 7:03
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    @jxramos The broker handles it. Just like dividend payments, for example.
    – Craig W
    Dec 8 '20 at 14:13

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