frequently asked questions

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General Questions

What is a "unit?"
Can I purchase/sell the units directly from/to you?
Can I set up a DRIP (distribution reinvestment program?)
Are there a minimum number of units that I have to purchase?
Is this a master limited partnership?
Is there an end date to the trust?/How will the trust end?
What happens when the Trust terminates?
My address information is incorrect/has changed. Can you please update your records?

Tax Questions

When will the tax information be available?
Is the cash I receive from the Trust a qualified dividend?
Are the cash distributions taxed at the 15% rate?
Why aren't you providing me with a K-1?
Why did I receive this/these yellow worksheet(s) and booklet?
The 1099 I received from my broker shows an amount that is different from what I calculate using the tax booklet/what is shown on the Unitholder yellow worksheet that you sent me. Why?
I received two (or more) yellow worksheets with different amounts. Why?
The yellow worksheet I received has the incorrect number of units on it. Can you provide me with a corrected one?
The yellow worksheet I received has the incorrect times I owned the Trust units on it. Can you provide me with a corrected one?
Can you tell me how to input the information from the tax booklet into my tax preparation software?
I own my units in an IRA/tax-deferred account. Do I need to report this information on my tax return?

Depletion Questions

What is the definition of "cost basis?"
Can you tell me what the cost basis for my units is?
What was the cost basis for the units that XTO Energy Inc. declared as a dividend to their shareholders on May 12, 2006?
I purchased more than one block of units. Can I input the basis for all of those units at one time?
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