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calculate stock basis: Original post by Leslie McClintock of Demand Media When you sell a stock at a profit in a taxable account, you are liable for capital gains taxes on the amount of money you made. However, in order to calculate your capital gains, you must know your tax basis in the stock. Your basis is the amount of money you have invested. However, you must adjust this basis for any dividends received, or…

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