About Cost-Basis Calculation Methods
To provide you and the IRS with accurate cost-basis accounting, shareholders are being asked to select a cost-basis method for their accounts. Please note that your account(s) will be automatically assigned the method of Average Cost. Unless you wish to choose another method, you do not need to take any action. Your elected cost basis method will be applied to all existing and future accounts opened with the Allianz Funds that have the identical account type and registration. You should consult your tax adviser to determine which cost basis method suits your individual tax situation.
Cost-Basis Calculation Method Options
Here are the various cost-basis options that are available to shareholders:
|Average Cost (ACST)
||The purchase price of all covered shares in the account are averaged.
|First In, First Out (FIFO)
||Shares acquired first in the account are the first shares redeemed.
|Last In, Last Out (LIFO)
||Shares acquired last in the account are the first shares redeemed.
|High Cost (HIFO)
||Shares acquired with the highest cost per share are the first shares redeemed.
|Low Cost (LOFO)
||Shares acquired with the lowest cost per share are the first shares redeemed.
|Loss/Gain Utilization (LGUT)
||Redeems shares with losses prior to shares with gains and short-term shares prior to long-term shares.
|Specific Lot Identification (SLD)
||Specific share lots are identified at the time of redemption. A secondary method has to be selected in the event that specific lot depletion information is not provided. Please choose one of the following:
- First In, First Out (FIFO)
- Last In, Last Out (LIFO)
- High Cost (HIFO)
- Low Cost (LOFO)
- Loss/Gain Utilization (LGUT)