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If you exercise them on or after 20 September 1985, some special rules apply for calculating the cost base for shares or units acquired as a result.
You may be in a situation where:
- a company in which you are a shareholder issues you with rights or options to acquire shares, or
- after 28 January 1988, a unit trust in which you are a unit holder issues you with rights or options to acquire units.
If you pay nothing in these situations, the amount included in the cost base or reduced cost base of the shares or units you acquire depends on when you acquired your original shares or units.
Last modified: 06 Oct 2009QC 27417