# How do I calculate cost basis per share?

## How do I calculate cost basis per share?

You can calculate your cost basis per share in two ways: Take the original investment amount ($10,000) and divide it by the new number of shares you hold (2,000 shares) to arrive at the new per-share cost basis ($10,000/2,000 = $5).

**How do I calculate cost basis for RSU?**

The calculation of the compensation is: (GROSS number of shares vesting before any “withhold” of shares or sale of shares for taxes) X (per-share FMV at vesting.) So your per share basis is the same as the per share FMV your employer used.

**How do you calculate the cost of shares?**

Average Cost per share = Total purchases ($2,750) ÷ total number of shares owned (56.61) = $48.58. To calculate the average cost, divide the total purchase amount ($2,750) by the number of shares purchased (56.61) to figure the average cost per share = $48.58.

### What is the cost base of a share?

What is cost base per share? The cost base of an investment is its original value for tax purposes – typically the value of the purchase price adjusted for corporate actions such as stock splits, dividends and return of capital distributions. It can also include any fees that were involved in the purchase.

**How do I find cost basis for old stock?**

If you know when the stock was purchased, here are some tips:

- Sign in to your brokerage account.
- Look at previous broker statements.
- Contact your brokerage firm.
- Go online for historical stock prices.
- Go directly to the source.

**Is there a cost basis for restricted stock?**

In fact, the cost basis and RSU rules are incredibly straightforward: it’s the price the shares cost for normal market buyers the day they vested into your name. That’s it. Before you file, double-check that the income from your vested RSUs reported on your W2 matches the cost basis on your Form 1099-B.

#### What are base costs?

The term used, in the context of calculating chargeable gains, to mean the price or cost of an asset (plus improvements to it), reduced by any gain on which roll-over relief was claimed on acquisition of that asset.