1099-DIV Dividend Income

Dividend and Distribution Income received by you from securities are reported on the 1099-DIV, The corresponding transaction details in the annual Dividend Report breakout dividends earned by tax category, which is available in Account Management from the Reports > Tax > Tax Forms page.  

 

 

Total Ordinary Dividends

Box 1a includes all dividend distributions from stocks, mutual funds, REITS, and UITS by U.S. and non-U.S. issuers.  This includes money market and bond dividend income.

Short-term capital gains distributions paid by mutual funds are included under Box 1a, but not under Box 2a.

Qualified Dividends

Box 1b reports the portion of total ordinary dividend income from Box 1a which may be eligible for qualified dividend treatment. Qualified dividends are taxed at the Long-term Capital Gain (LTCG) tax rate (0%, 15%, & 20%).  Consult a qualified tax adviser to verify your eligibility.

Total Capital Gains Distributions

Box 2a reports any long-term capital gain distributions paid by mutual funds and REITS.  Short-term capital gains distributions are reported under Box 1a.

Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain

Box 2b includes real property depreciation recapture from the capital gains distributions under Box 2a, if any.  

Non-dividend Distributions

The total amount of payments classified as a return of capital paid to you is reported in Box 3.  A reduction to the cost basis of security is occurs.  This may include mutual funds, REITS, WHFITS, and corporations.

Federal Income Tax withheld

Any U.S. income tax withheld from a dividend distribution is reported under Box 4.

Investment Expenses

Your portion of investment expenses from UIT, WHFIT, and WHMT investments is reported under Box 5.   These expenses may be deductible, subject to the 2% limitation.

Foreign Tax Paid

Box 6 reports foreign tax paid, including foreign tax withheld from foreign source dividends.  This is usually attributed to a mutual fund's investment in foreign securities.  As a supplement to assist with your tax preparation, a summary of foreign dividends and tax paid on them is displayed on the annual Dividend Report.

Liquidation Distributions

Reducing your cost basis, Boxes 8 and 9 report payments as a result of  mergers or acquisitions.  Any amount of a cash payment not classified as a dividend or exceeding your basis is considered a capital gain.  Non-cash payments are a return of your investment and reduce your basis.

Exempt Interest Dividends

Generally, dividends paid by tax-exempt bond funds are listed on Box 10.  Any portion of Box 11 payments classified as Specific Private Activity Bond Interest reported to calculate AMT.

 

 

Note:

IRS Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

 

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Circular 230 Notice:
Important: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.

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