Lot Cost Basis Calculating Incorrectly
Plut
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Hi there, looking for a little bit of help on a head scratcher.
I purchased a lot of XUS on 6/19/2018  123 shares @ 45.94 +9.99 CAD transactions for a total of 5660.61 CAD. Fast forward to 10/1/2019 where i sold 114 shares of XUS. When I look at the cost basis in quicken I should see the remaining 9 shares of XUS on October 1, 2019 have a adjusted cost basis of 9 shares @ 45.94 per share for a total of $413.46 CAD for the lot. However when quicken is showing me that the cost basis for the remaining 9 shares at $45.94 per share is $415.39.
I have tried to delete and reenter both transactions to see if the cost basis for that particular lot would correct itself. I have had no luck.
Really looking forward to some help on this.
I purchased a lot of XUS on 6/19/2018  123 shares @ 45.94 +9.99 CAD transactions for a total of 5660.61 CAD. Fast forward to 10/1/2019 where i sold 114 shares of XUS. When I look at the cost basis in quicken I should see the remaining 9 shares of XUS on October 1, 2019 have a adjusted cost basis of 9 shares @ 45.94 per share for a total of $413.46 CAD for the lot. However when quicken is showing me that the cost basis for the remaining 9 shares at $45.94 per share is $415.39.
I have tried to delete and reenter both transactions to see if the cost basis for that particular lot would correct itself. I have had no luck.
Really looking forward to some help on this.
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Hi @Plut,
I believe that the difference is primarily related to the "transactions fee" (which is typically part of the cost of a purchase transaction). My calculation  which includes the transactions fee  produces a remaining cost of $46.02 per share, totaling $414.19 for the remaining 9 shares. While not exactly what Quicken apparently shows, it is closer. Here's my calculation:# of Shares Price/share Fee/share Total Cost/sh Total Cost Purchase 123 45.94 0.08 46.02 5660.61 Sale 114 5246.42 Remaining Cost 9 46.02 414.19
Let me know if you have any followups.
Frankx
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Is that CAD 9.99 commission, or something similar? That amount is also part of your cost basis, so the total per using basis of the original purchase is $5660.61/123, or $46.0212... which for your remaining 9 shs should show a total of $414.19.Unless you've omitted other XUS transactions/costs from this description, I don't see how to get to $415.39Q user since DOS version 5Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & BusinessRetired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP0

Hi again @Plut
I have one followup comment  my above post is actually based on US tax law. It could be possible that Canadian tax law calls for the expensing (and maybe even currently deducting) of this type of fee. If that is the case, then your expected result makes sense.
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Hi @Frankx / @NotACPA Thank you for both of your replies. Your book value reduction methodology makes sense. The $9.99 CAD is exactly that, a transaction/commission fee that the bank charges. I have attached a snapshot of the transactions and the cost basis as of 10/1/2019 when the 114 shares were sold.
Please give it a look and let me know if you see anything out of place. Again the focus is really on the purchase and sale of the 114 shares thats throwing me off. Is there a way I can manually adjust the book value to match my bank statements. I feel like if I don't get this right now my future book keeping will always be off.
Any suggestions to make this match?0 
@Frankx @NotACPA  I did figure it out....I had used a Return of Capital transaction for a DRIP program which was incorrect later in 2019 which somehow was impacting prior adjusted cost basis. Apologies and thank you for your notes. You taught me something about my adjusted cost basis calculations.1