What are the tax consequences to Euclid from the following
What are the tax consequences to Euclid from the following independent events?
a. Euclid bought 500 shares of common stock five years ago for $50,000. This year, Euclid receives 20 shares of common stock as a nontaxable stock dividend. What is Euclid's basis per share after this event?
b. Assume instead that Euclid received a nontaxable preferred stock dividend of 20 shares. The preferred stock has a fair market value of $5,000 and the common stock, on which the preferred is distributed, has a fair market value of $75,000.
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