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Cost Basis

Answer the following questions to determine your basis in shares of Verizon Communications. If you acquired Bell Atlantic, Contel, GTE or NYNEX shares on more than one occasion, your basis must be determined separately for the shares involved in each acquisition.

To determine your basis in Idearc, FairPoint or Frontier shares, please use the Cost Basis Worksheet. If your shares of MCI, Inc were acquired by Verizon on January 6, 2006, please use the Cost Basis Worksheet to determine your Verizon basis.

The tax basis for Bell Atlantic and NYNEX stock acquired in the AT&T divestiture need to be calculated separately for each company. If you acquired Verizon Communications stock starting April 1, 2008, your current basis is the same as when you bought the stock.

If you acquired Bell Atlantic or NYNEX stock in the AT&T divestiture please select December 31, 1983 as your acquisition date.

If you acquired Bell Atlantic or NYNEX stock in the AT&T divestiture please indicate the original basis per AT&T share.


This calculator accepts as valid the dollar amount you enter as your original basis per share and does not compare that dollar amount with the range of market prices that existed on the date you purchased your stock. This calculator purely serves to help you determine your adjusted original basis per share, for the major events affecting your stock, using the dollar amount you inputted as your unadjusted original basis per share.

Consult Your Tax Adviser. The information in this website represents our understanding of Federal income tax laws and regulations, and does not constitute tax advice. It does not purport to be complete or to describe the consequences that may apply to particular categories of shareowners. You should consult your own tax adviser regarding the calculation of your tax basis.

This calculator accepts as valid the dollar amount you enter as your original tax basis per share and does not compare that dollar amount with the range of market prices that existed on the date you purchased your stock. This calculator purely serves to help you determine your adjusted original tax basis per share, for the major events affecting your stock, using the dollar amount you inputted as your unadjusted original tax basis per share.

Line items in the calculator are displayed rounded to the nearest whole cent, although intermediate results are calculated using higher precision than shown.

Consult Your Tax Adviser. The information in this website represents our understanding of Federal income tax laws and regulations, and does not constitute tax advice. It does not purport to be complete or to describe the consequences that may apply to particular categories of shareowners. You should consult your own tax adviser regarding the calculation of your tax basis.

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