cost basis
cost basis see basis 3

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

cost basis
The amount a taxpayer paid for an asset.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

cost basis
See: basis
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

cost basis
The basis of purchased property is usually its cost plus certain other expenses (such as sales tax, excise taxes, recording fees, capitalized legal & accounting fees, and certain other capitalized costs related to buying or producing property). This is referred to as a cost basis. Cost is the amount paid in cash, debt obligations, other property, or services. If property is acquired by gift, inheritance, in a tax-free reorganization or in some way other than purchasing it, the property will have a basis other than its cost (for example, see carryover basis).
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

cost basis
=>> basis.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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