Definitions for "cost basis"
Purchase price, including commissions and other expenses, used to determine capital gains and capital losses for tax purposes.
The original price paid for an asset, including any commissions or fees, used to determine capital gains or losses at the time of sale. If an asset is inherited the asset value is appraised at the donor's time of death.
See both basis and adjusted basis.
the calculated cost of a particular share or group of shares of stock.
The cost of a given share or group of stock shares.
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