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Tax Forms & Statements

Sign in to access your 2014 tax forms (1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc.) and statements.

Form 5498-ESA will be available by April 24 and Form 5498 will be available by May 26, 2015.

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  • To learn more about the various tax forms provided by Franklin Templeton, view our section on Understanding Tax Forms.

Understanding Tax Forms

This page provides general information about common tax forms and statements. Most 2014 tax forms are available online. To download your tax forms for your tax return(s), sign in to your account. Form 5498-ESA will be available by April 24, and Form 5498 will be available by May 26, 2015.

Composite Form 1099

The Composite Form 1099 combines Forms 1099-DIV and 1099-B into one form. This form is available online and was mailed February 9, 2015.

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

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Form 1099-DIV

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 2014. 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 earned in your account during 2014 were less than $10.00, you will not receive Form 1099-DIV for the 2014 tax year unless a dividend had federal taxes withheld or the fund is reporting 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

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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Cost Basis Reporting Information

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 certain 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. This form is available online and was mailed February 9, 2015.

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Form 1099-Q

Form 1099-Q is used to report gross distributions from Qualified Education Programs under Internal Revenue Code section 529 and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), under section 530.

Form 1099-Q is available online and was mailed by February 2, 2015.

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Form 1099-R

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

Form 1099-R is available online and was mailed by February 2, 2015.

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Forms 5498 and 5498-ESA

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 will be available online by May 26, 2015, and mailed by June 1, 2015.

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

Form 5498-ESA will be available online by April 24, 2015, and mailed by April 30, 2015.

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Form 1042-S

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.

Form 1042-S is available online and was mailed by March 16, 2015.

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Form 8937 – Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities

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

 

2014
Franklin Limited Maturity U.S. Government Securities Fund: Form 8937

 

2013
Templeton International Bond Fund: Form 8937

 

2012
No Forms 8937 have been issued in this tax year.

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Important Legal Information

The information contained in this Tax Center is not intended to be a complete discussion of all federal or state income tax requirements. This information cannot be used by an investor to avoid any income tax penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. Investors should seek advice from a financial and/or tax advisor about the potential tax implications of their investments in Franklin Templeton fund(s) based on their individual circumstances.

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Tax Form or Statement Purpose Posted Online Mailed By
Year-End Asset Summary Statement Provides a detailed year-end summary of account transactions. It should be retained for your records. Jan. 6 Jan. 8
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. 4 Feb. 9
Form 1099-Q Reports payments from qualified education programs including 529 plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Jan. 27 Feb. 2
Form 1099-R Reports gross distributions and any federal or state tax withheld from retirement accounts. Jan. 27 Feb. 2
Form 5498 Reports IRA, rollover and re-characterized contributions, Roth conversions, year-end market values and required minimum distribution (RMD) information. May 26 Jun. 1
Form 5498-ESA Reports Coverdell ESA contributions and rollovers. Apr. 24 Apr. 30
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. 10 Mar. 16

Important Legal Information

The information contained in this Tax Center is not intended to be a complete discussion of all federal or state income tax requirements. This information cannot be used by an investor to avoid any income tax penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. Investors should seek advice from a financial and/or tax advisor about the potential tax implications of their investments in Franklin Templeton fund(s) based on their individual circumstances.

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