Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, is a yearly tax statement provided to investors by banks and other
financial institutions to report dividends and other distributions to taxpayers and to the IRS. This form includes
income from dividends including capital gains dividends and exempt-interest dividends over $10. The information on
Form 1099-DIV is provided both to the payee and IRS.
Who needs to file Form 1099-DIV?
File Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, for each person:
- To whom you have paid dividends (including capital zero gain dividends and exempt-interest dividends) and other distributions on stock of $10 or more,
- For whom you have withheld and paid any foreign tax on dividends and other distributions on stock,
- For whom you have withheld any federal income tax on dividends under the backup withholding rules, or
- To whom you have paid $600 or more as part of a liquidation.
Where do I file Form 1099-DIV?
If you are filing 250 or more returns you are required to file electronically. The IRS encourages you to file electronically even if you are filing less than 250 returns. ExpressTaxfilings.com is the easiest - we transmit it all to the IRS for you! Or, print paper copies and mail them to the IRS and recipient. To find the mailing address and other detailed Form 1099-DIV information see http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1099div.pdf
Form 1099-DIV Due Dates
Form 1099 is due to the IRS by March 31, 2015 when E-Filed. (If you choose to file on paper, the deadline is March 2, 2015). Recipients’ copy must be supplied by February 2, 2015.
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