Three years ago, Adrian purchased 250 shares of stock in X Corp. for $22,500. On December 30 of year 4, Adrian sells the 250 shares for $18,750. (Leave no cells blank – be certain to enter “0” wherever required. Loss amounts should be indicated by a minus sign.Omit the “$” sign in your response.)
a. Assuming Adrian has no other capital gains or losses, how much of the loss is Adrian able to deduct on her year 4 tax return?
b. Assume the same facts as in part (a), except that on January 20 of year 5, Adrian purchases 250 shares of X Corp. stock for $18,750. How much loss from the sale on December 30 of year 4 is deductible on Adrianâ€™s year 4 tax return? What basis does Adrian take in the stock purchased on January 20 of year 5?