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Tax Forms & Statements

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

Most 2013 tax forms are available online. Forms 5498 will be available in June.

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Understanding Tax Forms

This page provides general information about common tax forms and statements. To download your 2013 tax forms for your tax return(s), sign in to your account.

Composite Form 1099

The Composite Form 1099 combines Forms 1099-DIV and 1099-B into one form. It was mailed and made available online by February 18, 2014. 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 2013. 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 2013 were less than $10.00, your account will not produce Form 1099-DIV information for the 2013 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, 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.

For accounts that qualify, cost basis reporting information will be included in the Composite Form 1099, under the Form 1099-B section. This form was mailed and made available online by February 18, 2014.

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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 was mailed and made available online by January 31, 2014.

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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 was mailed and made available online by January 31, 2014.

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Forms 5498 and 5498-ESA

Form 5498 reports IRA contributions and IRA rollovers, and provides year-end market values and information for computing deductible and nondeductible portions of IRA contributions.

Form 5498 will be mailed and available online by June 2, 2014.

Form 5498-ESA reports Coverdell ESA contributions and rollovers and provides year-end market values.

Form 5498-ESA will be mailed and available online by April 30, 2014.

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Form 1042-S

Form 1042-S reports gross income distributions and U.S. federal tax withheld for accounts owned by foreign persons.

Form 1042-S was mailed and available online by March 17, 2014.

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Form 8937 – Report 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.

 

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.

When to Expect Your 2013 Tax Documents

Tax Form or Statement Purpose Posted Online and Mailed By
Year-End Asset Summary Statement Provides a detailed year-end summary of account transactions. It should be retained for your records. 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 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. 18
Form 1099-Q Reports payments from qualified education programs including 529 plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Jan. 31
Form 1099-R Reports gross distributions and any federal or state tax withheld from retirement accounts. Jan. 31
Form 5498 Reports IRA contributions and rollovers. Provides year-end market values and information for computing deductible and nondeductible portions of IRA contributions. June 2
Form 5498-ESA Reports Coverdell ESA contributions and rollovers and provides year-end fair market value. April 30
Form 1042-S Reports gross income distributions and U.S. federal tax withheld for accounts owned by foreign persons. March 17

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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