I have 300 shares of HPE, On April 3 they spun off part of the company and declared a tax exempt dividend where I ended up with 25 shares of DXC (and a lower price for HPE). As this is not strictly a buy how does one handle this so I can have the correct basis and of reflect this new stock in my portfolio.
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1 Posted by Tom Freeman on 17 Apr, 2017 03:43 PM
The easiest method would be to create an asset account called pass thru. You would do a sell xfer (at cost basis) of your current HPE holdings into this account. Then do a buyxfer for the new shares of HPE and DXC at the cost basis as supplied by your broker.
This should zero out the pass thru account. If there was a cash payout for fractional shares then this should be the leftover in the passthru and can be transfer ed into the investment account.
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