Is a DRIP (dividend reinvestment) txn categorized as dividend or interest income or purchase or both. Ex PMO005 Pimco Monthly Income Fund 6.639 units added w/$0 entry

The description of the brokerage entry shows a value of $92.54 so I have the cost per unit of $13.94. 

I also have a year end try from Pimco adding .795 units with no value in the description. Now what? Do I look up the closing value on that instrument on the last day of the year so I can maintain my cost base for this investment? 


It's actually both. You receive it as a dividend, but you chose to reinvest it and let your investment grow. If it's in a tax-deferred account, you need not keep track of the dividends, as they are not taxable. But if it's a taxable account, if it's not broken into two separate transactions (credit/debit), you can manually add a credit transaction. Or you could just wait until year end when you receive your tax statement.

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