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0. Employee Stock  >  1. Stock Decoder  >  2. Where's my stock?  >  3. Micro Focus tax  >  4. Stock spreadsheets  >  5. Stock tax return 

Step 4. Stock spreadsheets (Updated April 22, 2018.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

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This is an intermediate step in our step-by-step process to help you find all your stock, protectit from being treated as abandoned property, and prevent double taxation. If you haven't gone through the previous steps, start the HPAA's Five-Step Stock Recovery Program here: Employee Stock

A team of HPAA volunteers has developed spreadsheets to help you deal with the Micro Focus US tax liability and determine cost basis for your HP-related stock (HP Inc, HPE, DXC, Seattle SpinCo, Micro Focus, Agilent, and Keysight.)

Which spreadsheets to download?

The spreadsheets you need depend on how and when you acquired your stock lots.

Be sure you are using current versions.

A. If acquired via employee stock purchase plan. The HPAA spreadsheets cover the various stock purchase plans over the years (which had discounts varying between 33% and 0%.)

If employee stock purchase 1959 through 10/31/2000. To determine your cost basis for each lot of spinoff shares, you select from rows that have been pre-filled with official data for each SOP or ESPP purchase cycle.
Use our Pre-2001 spreadsheet:
Version 14, updated April 5
, includes: Keysight, dividend reinvestment (DRIP), 2002 accelerated vesting.
If you do not have employee purchase records -- or did not input your lot-and-cost information into your broker's system -- for a particular time period
before 3/1/2002, you can use the current version of the HPAA spreadsheet to help estimate the average cost basis for the various spinoff shares over that period.
Click to download: HPQ-Pre2001-SpinoffTaxCalc-v14.xlsx  
Directions and tips   Reference example 

If employee stock purchase 11/01/2000 through 10/31/2017. For this time period, the HP employee purchase plan was more complex and you need to determine ordinary income or capital gain.
Use a different spreadsheet -- our Post-2000 spreadsheet.
Click to download: HPQ-Post2000-SpinoffTaxCalc-v01.xlsx  (There are two tabs -- one for HPQ and one for HPE and HPE spinoffs. Directions are included in the spreadsheet.)

B. If acquired via service award, option, equity award plan, dividend reinvestment program, or open-market purchase -- i.e. not via employee stock purchase.
Again use our Pre-2001 spreadsheet.
Click to download: HPQ-Pre2001-SpinoffTaxCalc-v14.xlsx   

C. If acquired via Compaq employee stock purchase plan. Click to download: CPQ-ESPP-SpinoffTaxCalc-v01.xlsx


- Excel tips: Member tips on using complex spreadsheets -- with links to Microsoft articles.

- Member advice on Obtaining Stock Records

- For any of the spinoffs, your broker may have used a different formula than the one suggested in the tax basis letter provided by the company -- resulting in a somewhat different value. For example,  Fidelity stock issues reported by members

- If you set up a dividend reinvestment program (DRIP) in any of your accounts, additional shares were automatically purchased at market price. You paid taxes on the dividends. The resulting shares have a cost basis and spinoff spinoff shares, but the special ESPP tax calculations do not apply -- therefore, DRIP is not included in the Post-2000 spreadsheet. DRIP is included in Version 14 of the Pre-2001 spreadsheet.

- Be sure to save the spreadsheets you have modified -- under a different filename -- and keep them for future reference when you sell shares, etc.


- The HPAA spreadsheets are based on dates and values from official HP documents. Your records may show transactions executed a day or two later -- or with a penny or two cost variation due to rounding.

- The current spreadsheet versions supersede recent files named "MicroFocusUSTax..." and "HPRelatedStockBasis..." -- plus HPAA files named "HP...Stock_Purchase_Valuation..." dating back to 2004.

Next step:  5. Stock Tax Return  Member advice on stock issues for US tax return. Includes "Using TurboTax for ESPP shares" -- step-by-step with screenshots.

Data sources for the spreadsheets.

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