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bertzimmerman
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

 
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Belling
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

 If you sold some of the stock acquired through dividend reinvestment along with stock acquired through the ESPP, then you do have to adjust the "ESPP" stocks' basis but you don't have to adjust the "dividend" stocks' basis.

Only shares actually acquired at a discount through an ESPP need any "special" treatment.  The shares acquired via dividend reinvestment are plain-vanilla "stock", no different than a stock you'd buy through your stock broker.

When entering this information into TurboTax, break your sale into two parts- one for "ESPP" stock and one for "ordinary" stock (which is the portion of this sale that came from those reinvested dividends). You do not need to indicate that this ordinary stock originated from dividend reinvestment.

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bertzimmerman
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

Ok, I am on this page in Turbotax:
Enter More Purchase Lots


After subtracting the shares purchased from the shares sold, more shares are needed via purchases, stocks splits or reinvested dividends.
 
 

 Total shares sold 191.0000
 Total entered so far 186.9630
  ____________
   
 Balance needed to cover the shares sold 4.0370
   
 

  
Note: Unless you have additional shares from a stock split or dividend reinvestment, you should enter at least 4.0370 more shares to cover the 191.0000 shares you sold.
 
 

Do you want to enter another purchase lot?
 
The 4.037 balance needed to cover the shares sold is the amount of reinvested dividends.  Where do I enter the 4.037?
TomYoung
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

jchrismajor
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

I'm having this exact issue, and the link above is no longer active. Please advise.
Belling
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

 If you sold some of the stock acquired through dividend reinvestment along with stock acquired through the ESPP, then you do have to adjust the "ESPP" stocks' basis but you don't have to adjust the "dividend" stocks' basis.

Only shares actually acquired at a discount through an ESPP need any "special" treatment.  The shares acquired via dividend reinvestment are plain-vanilla "stock", no different than a stock you'd buy through your stock broker.

When entering this information into TurboTax, break your sale into two parts- one for "ESPP" stock and one for "ordinary" stock (which is the portion of this sale that came from those reinvested dividends). You do not need to indicate that this ordinary stock originated from dividend reinvestment.

jchrismajor
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

Hi, The answer above does not follow. It does not allow me the option to enter ordinary stock into the sale if I designate the sale as generating from ESPP. Please advise.
TomYoung
Level 13

I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

I've copied and pasted the "missing link" answer:

You really need to "break" the sale into "ESPP" stock and "Dividend Reinvestment" stock and enter the two pieces as separate sales.  So if you sold 100 shares, 98 of which you purchased through the ESPP, and 2 of which came to you through dividends that were reinvested, you'd enter the two sales separately.  The first you'd enter using the ESPP step by step process and the second you'd enter using the default spreadsheet-like "fill in the boxes" 1099-B entry form.

Tom Young

EDIT: Understand that you don't really need to use the ESPP step by step process to report the sale IF THE COMPENSATION is reported on your W-2 and you KNOW YOUR BASIS.  You can simply report the sale as plain-vanilla stock, correcting the incorrect basis reported by the broker.  In that case there's no need to distinguish between stock received via the ESPP and stock received via dividends.

jennifer-lubbock
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

How do you enter them as separate sales with only one 1099-B?
hanz
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

I am still not sure how to do it. This section is based on the imported 1099-B. I added the purchase lots by myself under the ESPP.

 

From the Note in below, it says "unless you have additional dividend reinvestment. ..." So I think I can just ignore it from there. But in the final report check it will report an error about it. 

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Can anybody use a picture to explain how to get around it?  RSU section has the option to add dividend but not for ESPP.  

TurboTax should fix this issue to make life easier.

Thanks!

TeresaM4425
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I sold ESPP stock that included reinvested dividends. I see where to enter the stock purchase portion of these sales but not the dividend portion. Where do I enter this

Another approach worked for me. After entering the ESPP lots in the step by step section, go to View > Forms  and select the capital gains worksheet that pertains to the ESPP stock sale. In Part V Reinvested Dividends, enter the stock purchase lots for only the reinvestment transactions in the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet expands to the number of rows needed. TurboTax will include these lots in the final list of lots on the worksheet with "N/A" in the first column of the record. The total number of stocks will add up to the total sale properly (after all typos are fixed). Note that I could not find a step-by-step question in TurboTax to lead me to this worksheet. Probably most people figured it out themselves, which can explain why this answer wasn't found in this forum.

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