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Form 1099-Q Reports payments from Qualified Education Programs under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 529 for Qualified Tuition Programs (QTPs) and Under IRC Section 530 for Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (CESAs). Jan. 26 Feb. 1
Form 1099-R Reports gross distributions and any federal or state tax withheld from retirement accounts. Jan. 26 Feb. 1
Composite Form 1099

Combines Forms 1099-DIV and 1099-B into one form.

  • Form 1099-DIV: Reports total ordinary, qualified, and tax-exempt interest dividends, total capital gain distributions, unrecaptured Section 1250 gain, federal income tax withheld, foreign tax paid, foreign source income, return of capital (ROC), and any specified private activity bond interest.
  • Form 1099-B: Reports gross proceeds from the sale or exchange of fund shares in non-retirement accounts, number of shares sold or exchanged, and federal income tax withheld. This form will also provide cost basis information for applicable accounts, on the sale or exchange of fund shares during the previous calendar year.
Feb. 10 Feb. 16
Form 1042-S Reports distribution of dividends and capital gains, and U.S. federal tax withheld under chapter 3 or chapter 4 (FATCA) for accounts held by foreign persons. Mar. 9 Mar. 15
Form 5498-ESA Reports Coverdell ESA contributions and rollovers. Apr. 26 May 2
Form 5498 Reports IRA, rollover and re-characterized contributions, Roth conversions, year-end market values and required minimum distribution (RMD) information. May 25 May 31

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  • Form 1099-DIV is used to report total ordinary dividends, total tax-exempt interest dividends and total capital gain distributions a fund paid to you during the year. Form 1099-DIV is also used to report qualified dividends, unrecaptured Section 1250 gain, nondividend distributions (return of capital distributions), federal income tax withheld (backup withholding), foreign tax paid and foreign source income, if applicable to your account, and any specified private activity bond interest.

    If the dividends or other distributions earned in your account during the year were less than $10.00, you will not receive Form 1099-DIV for the year unless backup withholding was withheld or the fund has elected to pass through foreign tax paid. You may refer to your year-end Asset Summary Statement for dividends that are less than $10.00.

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  • Form 1099-B is used to report gross proceeds, less any contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), received from sales or exchanges of fund shares in non-retirement accounts during the year. Form 1099-B reports the date of sale or exchange, quantity (number) of shares sold, gross proceeds and federal income tax withheld (if any). The form also reports cost basis information, including date of acquisition, type of gain or loss, cost or other basis, wash sale loss disallowed, for eligible accounts, and whether basis information was reported to the IRS. A separate 1099-B form will be generated for each fund account with qualifying transactions.

    You should report these transactions on Form 1040, Schedule D.

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  • The Composite Form 1099 combines Forms 1099-DIV and 1099-B into one form.

    The 1099-B section of the form will also provide cost basis reporting information for eligible accounts.

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  • Whenever you sell or exchange shares of your Franklin Templeton fund (except money funds), you generally have a capital gain or loss, which you must report to the IRS on Form 1040, Schedule D.

    The cost basis of your shares is generally determined by the amount that you pay for your shares, including any sales charges paid on the purchase of the shares. Your cost basis may be subsequently adjusted for wash sales, deferred sales charges and other items. The cost basis of shares acquired by the reinvestment of dividends is the amount that is reinvested by the fund. Shares acquired by gift or inheritance are subject to special cost basis rules.

    IRS reporting requirements require mutual fund companies, including Franklin Templeton, to report cost basis information when shares acquired on or after January 1, 2012, are sold or exchanged.

    For accounts that qualify, cost basis reporting information will be included in the Composite Form 1099 as part of the Form 1099-B section.

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  • Form 1099-Q is used to report gross distributions from Qualified Education Programs under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 529 for Qualified Tuition Programs (QTPs) and under IRS Section 530 for Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (CESAs).

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  • Form 1099-R is used to report distributions from IRAs, 403(b) Plans and other retirement plans.

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  • Form 5498 is used to report IRA, rollover and re-characterized contributions, Roth conversions, year-end market values and required minimum distribution (RMD) information.

    Form 5498-ESA is used to report Coverdell ESA contributions and rollovers.

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  • Form 1042-S reports gross distributions of ordinary income dividends (including short-term capital gain and interest-related dividends) and other distributions from long-term capital gains, gains from U.S. real property interests and return of capital that are paid during the year to beneficial owners or other payees who are either nonresident alien individuals or foreign entities.

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  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires regulated investment companies to report certain “organizational actions” to shareholders and the IRS, when the organizational action affects the tax basis of your shares. Form 8937, Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities, is posted below as required to meet these IRS reporting requirements.