I understand what you're saying, however, if the stock had been sold while it was still in the trust and then you were given the proceeds, the trust does not pay capital gains on the sale. That's part of the benefits
of having the money in the trust.
However, you, as an individual
, do not have that benefit. Since you took the stock, and you can technically sell them at any time in the future, then you, as an individual, must pay capital gains tax.
Since you just recently took the stock, if you sell it soon, you should just about break even. You might actually have a loss since you're allowed to include your broker's fee as part of your cost basis, and then the loss would net against the rest of your income
, allowing you a tax break .
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