: > I find a problem with using Turbotax when reporting gains. for some
: > reason it does not permit the use of the term "various" when giving a
: > basis. . . .
: I'm not sure what you mean by that. The basis cannot be "various." The
basis has to be a number. That is an IRS requirement, not a TurboTax
Dates of acquisition as various.
: > . . . As I often have either several purchase dates(prior to 2012) or
: > reinvested dividends, I refer to use "various" rahter than have to list
: > every small transaction and I understand this is OK to do. Has anyone
: > using the taxpayer(as oppsed to a professiona) version of thturbotax found
: > a way to use "various?"
: The consumer version of TurboTax does allow "various" for the purchase
date. As soon as you type the letter V in the "Date of Acquisition" it
fills in the rest of the word. It's not clear why you are having trouble.
I will try using the "V" . It has never worked for me so far. I import
my numbers fromt he brokerage because my vision is no longer good enough
for me to copy all those numbers.
: If you want to pursue it, you would probably get the best help by
posting your question in the TurboTax support forum ("TurboTax
AnswerXchange") at https://ttlc.intuit.com
/. In your post, explain the
exact steps you are using to enter the sale, and what happens when you try
to type "various" in the Date of Acquisition. Also state the exact version
you are using - online or CD/download, and which edition - Basic, Deluxe,
Thanks, I will try that,but have not had great success with getting
: By the way, there is no professional version of TurboTax. It is for
individual consumer use only. The professional software products from
Intuit are not called TurboTax.
Since I only preare one return these days, I hav eno need of the
professional versions so am not up to date on them. thanks for all your
advice adI will tryas I would hate to have to pay someone to do my returns
just because of this one thing.
: Bob Sandler
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