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    We prepare a tax return for an S corp shareholder who receives a K-1 every year. He is complaining that his company has not kept track of his basis in his stock and his company said that it his CPA’s responsibility to keep track of basis.  Is this true? I thought their ending basis is shown on their K-1?


    Can someone assist me with this please? Is there a code section that you can point me to?

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    Lynn Freer

    No, the shareholder must track their basis because the CPA may not have an original purchase price for the stock. It doesn’t show a basis on the K-1.