Inherited Stock

If you are entering information for the sale of stock you inherited, in the Date Acquired entry field for Form 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, enter the word "Inherited" instead of an actual date. The program will then compute the transaction as long term and properly report this on Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses as per IRS Instructions for Schedule D.

Note. Entering the word "Inherited" will still allow the return to be e-filed.

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