Is this going to be a taxable event. How do I go about reporting, and where, when I do my taxes this year?
The merger of CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications was completed on November 1, 2017. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Level 3 shareholders received $26.50 per share in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 1.4286 shares of CenturyLink stock for each Level 3 shares owned, with cash to be paid in lieu of any fractional shares.
For more information on tax consequences of the transaction, refer to the form S-4 filed by CenturyLink with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2017.
- Form S-4
- Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities (Form 8937)
- Attachment to Form 8937
This information is for illustrative purposes and not intended as tax advice. You should consult your tax advisor as to the specific tax consequences to you of the transaction under U.S. Federal, state, local and foreign tax laws.
If you acquired your Level 3 shares through the acquisitions of tw telecom or Global Crossing, please find additional FAQs here.