Question about entering ESPP into TurboTax
In my situation, my company allows us to contribute to an ESPP and they match 50 cents on the dollar. The contribution is immediately used to purchase stock at the current market value.
On 1/15/07 I contribute $100 to my ESPP
On 1/16/07 my company purchases $150 if stock in my name at the current market value; letÂs say $50 per share. This happens every paycheck. I recently sold some of these shares and I am having trouble entering it into TurboTax.
Number of shares - 3
Purchase date - 1/16/07
Market price on purchase date - $50.00
Date offering period began - ???
Market price on date offering period began - ???
Purchase commission - 0
Is the date offering period the same as the purchase date and the market price the same?
Does the fact that my company matches 50 cents on the dollar count as a discount?
Also - It automatically reinvests the dividends. Do I enter these as lots purchased because it asks about dividends later in the program?