If your club has received a settlement check and/or shares of stock as a result of a class-action suit, take the following steps:
In one unusual case, a Club received shares of the security as part of the settlement. In this case, the Club no longer owned any stock in the company - it was inactive.
Step 1) Calculate the total value of the shares at the market value on the date received.
Step 2) Record a long-term capital gains dividend of the total value on the date received, using Suspense as the cash account.
Step 3) Record the purchase of the shares on the date received, again using the Suspense account.
Step 4) Check the box for Show Inactives to bring up the security under the Select Security field
Step 5) The security is reinstated after the BUY transaction is complete.