So far, I do not know all of the facts of this stock give away to customers. Remember, nothing is free.
There should be no problem with the IRS. TMUS is giving you the shares-gifts. They are not income. They become income only when you sell them. Filing time if you sold them then you would have income of what you sold the shares for minus broker fees. When TMUS gives you a share it costs you nothing, it is a gift. I think most people are making an unnecessary problem for them selves.
TMUS is giving you the shares as a gift for being a subscriber.... They have no income value until you sell them.. You do not have to pay any income tax on them until you sell them.
The way I understand the tax law, you do not have to pay tax on a gift. At the time TMUS gives you the stock, it is just a piece of paper. It has a value, but it is not income at this point. The only time you have to worry about the IRS is when you sell the stock. At selling time the stock cost you '0'. When you sell it at market you make a profit, then this profit is reported as income. jmo. I feel confident that this is the way the stock should/will be handled. Think about it.
I thought last Friday and Monday when the mkt was down S pps would drop to 3.50/share. Had placed a big order. It didn't happen. Sad I didn't buy, glad pps went up. mo
I thought that the pps this Brexit week would go down to 3.50. Doesn't look like pps will drop very much now. Placed a new order at 4.40. I still believe that the pps of S will exceed 10. mo
If the world does not fall apart and after the election there will be made an offer to 'acquire' TMUS. Recently I read a statement by an analyst that TMUS has a value of 78/share on its own. If this is correct my bet is an offer will be made of 100+/share. We must wait and see. If an offer is made before the election it will be below 78.