Tax Reporting: Bond Sale Transactions that Occur in December but Settle in January

As proceeds are reported on a trade date basis a sale is reportable in the year it is executed not settled. In the case of bond sales which take place in December but which do not settle until the following year, the sale proceeds will be reported in the year of the trade, and accrued interest, if any, will be reported included in the following year’s 1099-INT, when the funds are received in your account.

In compliance with Treasury Department Circular 230, unless stated to the contrary, any information contained in this FAQ was not intended or written to be used and cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on any taxpayer.