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1040ez turbotax free Publication 555 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Important Reminder IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040ez turbotax free Tax questions. 1040ez turbotax free Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 555, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040ez turbotax free irs. 1040ez turbotax free gov/pub555. 1040ez turbotax free What's New Same-sex marriages. 1040ez turbotax free  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040ez turbotax free The term "spouse" includes an individual married to a person of the same sex if the couple is lawfully married under state 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1040ez turbotax free 8. 1040ez turbotax free   Dividends and Other Distributions Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationDividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free Reporting tax withheld. 1040ez turbotax free Nominees. 1040ez turbotax free Ordinary DividendsQualified Dividends Dividends Used to Buy More Stock Money Market Funds Capital Gain DistributionsBasis adjustment. 1040ez turbotax free Nondividend DistributionsLiquidating Distributions Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Other DistributionsInformation reporting requirement. 1040ez turbotax free Alternative minimum tax treatment. 1040ez turbotax free How To Report Dividend IncomeInvestment interest deducted. 1040ez turbotax free Reminder Foreign-source income. 1040ez turbotax free  If you are a U. 1040ez turbotax free S. 1040ez turbotax free citizen with dividend income from sources outside the United States (foreign-source income), you must report that income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. 1040ez turbotax free S. 1040ez turbotax free law. 1040ez turbotax free This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099 from the foreign payer. 1040ez turbotax free Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of: Ordinary dividends, Capital gain distributions, Nondividend distributions, and Other distributions you may receive from a corporation or a mutual fund. 1040ez turbotax free This chapter also explains how to report dividend income on your tax return. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends are distributions of money, stock, or other property paid to you by a corporation or by a mutual fund. 1040ez turbotax free You also may receive dividends through a partnership, an estate, a trust, or an association that is taxed as a corporation. 1040ez turbotax free However, some amounts you receive that are called dividends are actually interest income. 1040ez turbotax free (See Dividends that are actually interest under Taxable Interest in chapter 7. 1040ez turbotax free ) Most distributions are paid in cash (or check). 1040ez turbotax free However, distributions can consist of more stock, stock rights, other property, or services. 1040ez turbotax free Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 550 Investment Income and Expenses Form (and Instructions) Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040) Interest and Ordinary Dividends General Information This section discusses general rules for dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free Tax on unearned income of certain children. 1040ez turbotax free   Part of a child's 2013 unearned income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate. 1040ez turbotax free If it is, Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income, must be completed and attached to the child's tax return. 1040ez turbotax free If not, Form 8615 is not required and the child's income is taxed at his or her own tax rate. 1040ez turbotax free    Some parents can choose to include the child's interest and dividends on the parent's return if certain requirements are met. 1040ez turbotax free Use Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends, for this purpose. 1040ez turbotax free   For more information about the tax on unearned income of children and the parents' election, see chapter 31. 1040ez turbotax free Beneficiary of an estate or trust. 1040ez turbotax free    Dividends and other distributions you receive as a beneficiary of an estate or trust are generally taxable income. 1040ez turbotax free You should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. 1040ez turbotax free , from the fiduciary. 1040ez turbotax free Your copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) and its instructions will tell you where to report the income on your Form 1040. 1040ez turbotax free Social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). 1040ez turbotax free    You must give your SSN or ITIN to any person required by federal tax law to make a return, statement, or other document that relates to you. 1040ez turbotax free This includes payers of dividends. 1040ez turbotax free If you do not give your SSN or ITIN to the payer of dividends, you may have to pay a penalty. 1040ez turbotax free For more information on SSNs and ITINs, see Social Security Number (SSN) in chapter 1. 1040ez turbotax free Backup withholding. 1040ez turbotax free   Your dividend income is generally not subject to regular withholding. 1040ez turbotax free However, it may be subject to backup withholding to ensure that income tax is collected on the income. 1040ez turbotax free Under backup withholding, the payer of dividends must withhold, as income tax, on the amount you are paid, applying the appropriate withholding rate. 1040ez turbotax free   Backup withholding may also be required if the IRS has determined that you underreported your interest or dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free For more information, see Backup Withholding in chapter 4. 1040ez turbotax free Stock certificate in two or more names. 1040ez turbotax free   If two or more persons hold stock as joint tenants, tenants by the entirety, or tenants in common, each person's share of any dividends from the stock is determined by local law. 1040ez turbotax free Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free   Most corporations and mutual funds use Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, to show you the distributions you received from them during the year. 1040ez turbotax free Keep this form with your records. 1040ez turbotax free You do not have to attach it to your tax return. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free   Even if you do not receive Form 1099-DIV, you must still report all your taxable dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free For example, you may receive distributive shares of dividends from partnerships or S 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chapter 4 of Publication 550 for more information about reporting these payments. 1040ez turbotax free Incorrect amount shown on a Form 1099. 1040ez turbotax free   If you receive a Form 1099 that shows an incorrect amount (or other incorrect information), you should ask the issuer for a corrected form. 1040ez turbotax free The new Form 1099 you receive will be marked “Corrected. 1040ez turbotax free ” Dividends on stock sold. 1040ez turbotax free   If stock is sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of after a dividend is declared but before it is paid, the owner of record (usually the payee shown on the dividend check) must include the dividend in income. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends received in January. 1040ez turbotax free   If a mutual fund (or other regulated investment company) or real estate investment trust (REIT) declares a dividend (including any exempt-interest dividend or capital gain distribution) in October, November, or December, payable to shareholders of record on a date in one of those months but actually pays the dividend during January of the next calendar year, you are considered to have received the dividend on December 31. 1040ez turbotax free You report the dividend in the year it was declared. 1040ez turbotax free Ordinary Dividends Ordinary (taxable) dividends are the most common type of distribution from a corporation or a mutual fund. 1040ez turbotax free They are paid out of earnings and profits and are ordinary income to you. 1040ez turbotax free This means they are not capital gains. 1040ez turbotax free You can assume that any dividend you receive on common or preferred stock is an ordinary dividend unless the paying corporation or mutual fund tells you otherwise. 1040ez turbotax free Ordinary dividends will be shown in box 1a of the Form 1099-DIV you receive. 1040ez turbotax free Qualified Dividends Qualified dividends are the ordinary dividends subject to the same 0%, 15%, or 20% maximum tax rate that applies to net capital gain. 1040ez turbotax free They should be shown in box 1b of the Form 1099-DIV you receive. 1040ez turbotax free The maximum rate of tax on qualified dividends is: 0% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 10% or 15% rate. 1040ez turbotax free 15% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at rates greater than 15% but less than 39. 1040ez turbotax free 6%. 1040ez turbotax free 20% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 39. 1040ez turbotax free 6% rate. 1040ez turbotax free To qualify for the maximum rate, all of the following requirements must be met. 1040ez turbotax free The dividends must have been paid by a U. 1040ez turbotax free S. 1040ez turbotax free corporation or a qualified foreign corporation. 1040ez turbotax free (See Qualified foreign corporation , later. 1040ez turbotax free ) The dividends are not of the type listed later under Dividends that are not qualified dividends . 1040ez turbotax free You meet the holding period (discussed next). 1040ez turbotax free Holding period. 1040ez turbotax free   You must have held the stock for more than 60 days during the 121-day period that begins 60 days before the ex-dividend date. 1040ez turbotax free The ex-dividend date is the first date following the declaration of a dividend on which the buyer of a stock is not entitled to receive the next dividend payment. 1040ez turbotax free Instead, the seller will get the dividend. 1040ez turbotax free   When counting the number of days you held the stock, include the day you disposed of the stock, but not the day you acquired it. 1040ez turbotax free See the examples later. 1040ez turbotax free Exception for preferred stock. 1040ez turbotax free   In the case of preferred stock, you must have held the stock more than 90 days during the 181-day period that begins 90 days before the ex-dividend date if the dividends are due to periods totaling more than 366 days. 1040ez turbotax free If the preferred dividends are due to periods totaling less than 367 days, the holding period in the previous paragraph applies. 1040ez turbotax free Example 1. 1040ez turbotax free You bought 5,000 shares of XYZ Corp. 1040ez turbotax free common stock on July 9, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free XYZ Corp. 1040ez turbotax free paid a cash dividend of 10 cents per share. 1040ez turbotax free The ex-dividend date was July 16, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free Your Form 1099-DIV from XYZ Corp. 1040ez turbotax free shows $500 in box 1a (ordinary dividends) and in box 1b (qualified dividends). 1040ez turbotax free However, you sold the 5,000 shares on August 12, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free You held your shares of XYZ Corp. 1040ez turbotax free for only 34 days of the 121-day period (from July 10, 2013, through August 12, 2013). 1040ez turbotax free The 121-day period began on May 17, 2013 (60 days before the ex-dividend date), and ended on September 14, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free You have no qualified dividends from XYZ Corp. 1040ez turbotax free because you held the XYZ stock for less than 61 days. 1040ez turbotax free Example 2. 1040ez turbotax free Assume the same facts as in Example 1 except that you bought the stock on July 15, 2013 (the day before the ex-dividend date), and you sold the stock on September 16, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free You held the stock for 63 days (from July 16, 2013, through September 16, 2013). 1040ez turbotax free The $500 of qualified dividends shown in box 1b of your Form 1099-DIV are all qualified dividends because you held the stock for 61 days of the 121-day period (from July 16, 2013, through September 14, 2013). 1040ez turbotax free Example 3. 1040ez turbotax free You bought 10,000 shares of ABC Mutual Fund common stock on July 9, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free ABC Mutual Fund paid a cash dividend of 10 cents a share. 1040ez turbotax free The ex-dividend date was July 16, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free The ABC Mutual Fund advises you that the portion of the dividend eligible to be treated as qualified dividends equals 2 cents per share. 1040ez turbotax free Your Form 1099-DIV from ABC Mutual Fund shows total ordinary dividends of $1,000 and qualified dividends of $200. 1040ez turbotax free However, you sold the 10,000 shares on August 12, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free You have no qualified dividends from ABC Mutual Fund because you held the ABC Mutual Fund stock for less than 61 days. 1040ez turbotax free Holding period reduced where risk of loss is diminished. 1040ez turbotax free   When determining whether you met the minimum holding period discussed earlier, you cannot count any day during which you meet any of the following conditions. 1040ez turbotax free You had an option to sell, were under a contractual obligation to sell, or had made (and not closed) a short sale of substantially identical stock or securities. 1040ez turbotax free You were grantor (writer) of an option to buy substantially identical stock or securities. 1040ez turbotax free Your risk of loss is diminished by holding one or more other positions in substantially similar or related property. 1040ez turbotax free   For information about how to apply condition (3), see Regulations section 1. 1040ez turbotax free 246-5. 1040ez turbotax free Qualified foreign corporation. 1040ez turbotax free   A foreign corporation is a qualified foreign corporation if it meets any of the following conditions. 1040ez turbotax free The corporation is incorporated in a U. 1040ez turbotax free S. 1040ez turbotax free possession. 1040ez turbotax free The corporation is eligible for the benefits of a comprehensive income tax treaty with the United States that the Treasury Department determines is satisfactory for this purpose and that includes an exchange of information program. 1040ez turbotax free For a list of those treaties, see Table 8-1. 1040ez turbotax free The corporation does not meet (1) or (2) above, but the stock for which the dividend is paid is readily tradable on an established securities market in the United States. 1040ez turbotax free See Readily tradable stock , later. 1040ez turbotax free Exception. 1040ez turbotax free   A corporation is not a qualified foreign corporation if it is a passive foreign investment company during its tax year in which the dividends are paid or during its previous tax year. 1040ez turbotax free Readily tradable stock. 1040ez turbotax free   Any stock (such as common, ordinary, or preferred) or an American depositary receipt in respect of that stock is considered to satisfy requirement (3) under Qualified foreign corporation , if it is listed on a national securities exchange that is registered under section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or on the Nasdaq Stock Market. 1040ez turbotax free For a list of the exchanges that meet these requirements, see www. 1040ez turbotax free sec. 1040ez turbotax free gov/divisions/marketreg/mrexchanges. 1040ez turbotax free shtml. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends that are not qualified dividends. 1040ez turbotax free   The following dividends are not qualified dividends. 1040ez turbotax free They are not qualified dividends even if they are shown in box 1b of Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free Capital gain distributions. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends paid on deposits with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, U. 1040ez turbotax free S. 1040ez turbotax free building and loan associations, U. 1040ez turbotax free S. 1040ez turbotax free savings and loan associations, federal savings and loan associations, and similar financial institutions. 1040ez turbotax free (Report these amounts as interest income. 1040ez turbotax free ) Dividends from a corporation that is a tax-exempt organization or farmer's cooperative during the corporation's tax year in which the dividends were paid or during the corporation's previous tax year. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends paid by a corporation on employer securities held on the date of record by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) maintained by that 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Lithuania Sweden Republic Luxembourg Switzerland Denmark Malta Thailand Egypt Mexico Trinidad and Estonia Morocco Tobago Finland Netherlands Tunisia France New Zealand Turkey Germany Norway Ukraine Greece Pakistan United Hungary Philippines Kingdom Iceland Poland Venezuela India Portugal     Dividends Used to Buy More Stock The corporation in which you own stock may have a dividend reinvestment plan. 1040ez turbotax free This plan lets you choose to use your dividends to buy (through an agent) more shares of stock in the corporation instead of receiving the dividends in cash. 1040ez turbotax free Most mutual funds also permit shareholders to automatically reinvest distributions in more shares in the fund, instead of receiving cash. 1040ez turbotax free If you use your dividends to buy more stock at a price equal to its fair market value, you still must report the dividends as income. 1040ez turbotax free If you are a member of a dividend reinvestment plan that lets you buy more stock 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receive from money market funds as dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free Money market funds are a type of mutual fund and should not be confused with bank money market accounts that pay interest. 1040ez turbotax free Capital Gain Distributions Capital gain distributions (also called capital gain dividends) are paid to you or credited to your account by mutual funds (or other regulated investment companies) and real estate investment trusts (REITs). 1040ez turbotax free They will be shown in box 2a of the Form 1099-DIV you receive from the mutual fund or REIT. 1040ez turbotax free Report capital gain distributions as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you owned your shares in the mutual fund or REIT. 1040ez turbotax free Undistributed capital gains of mutual funds and REITs. 1040ez turbotax free    Some mutual funds and REITs keep their long-term capital gains and pay tax on them. 1040ez turbotax free You must treat your share of these gains as distributions, even though you did not actually receive them. 1040ez turbotax free However, they are not included on Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free Instead, they are reported to you in box 1a of Form 2439. 1040ez turbotax free   Report undistributed capital gains (box 1a of Form 2439) as long-term capital gains on Schedule D (Form 1040), column (h), line 11. 1040ez turbotax free   The tax paid on these gains by the mutual fund or REIT is shown in box 2 of Form 2439. 1040ez turbotax free You take credit for this tax by including it on Form 1040, line 71, and checking box a on that line. 1040ez turbotax free Attach Copy B of Form 2439 to your return, and keep Copy C for your records. 1040ez turbotax free Basis adjustment. 1040ez turbotax free   Increase your basis in your mutual fund, or your interest in a REIT, by the difference between the gain you report and the credit you claim for the tax paid. 1040ez turbotax free Additional information. 1040ez turbotax free   For more information on the treatment of distributions from mutual funds, see Publication 550. 1040ez turbotax free Nondividend Distributions A nondividend distribution is a distribution that is not paid out of the earnings and profits of a corporation or a mutual fund. 1040ez turbotax free You should receive a Form 1099-DIV or other statement showing the nondividend distribution. 1040ez turbotax free On Form 1099-DIV, a nondividend distribution will be shown in box 3. 1040ez turbotax free If you do not receive such a statement, you report the distribution as an ordinary dividend. 1040ez turbotax free Basis adjustment. 1040ez turbotax free   A nondividend distribution reduces the basis of your stock. 1040ez turbotax free It is not taxed until your basis in the stock is fully recovered. 1040ez turbotax free This nontaxable portion is also called a return of capital; it is a return of your investment in the stock of the company. 1040ez turbotax free If you buy stock in a corporation in different lots at different times, and you cannot definitely identify the shares subject to the nondividend distribution, reduce the basis of your earliest purchases first. 1040ez turbotax free   When the basis of your stock has been reduced to zero, report any additional nondividend distribution you receive as a capital gain. 1040ez turbotax free Whether you report it as a long-term or short-term capital gain depends on how long you have held the stock. 1040ez turbotax free See Holding Period in chapter 14. 1040ez turbotax free Example. 1040ez turbotax free You bought stock in 2000 for $100. 1040ez turbotax free In 2003, you received a nondividend distribution of $80. 1040ez turbotax free You did not include this amount in your income, but you reduced the basis of your stock to $20. 1040ez turbotax free You received a nondividend distribution of $30 in 2013. 1040ez turbotax free The first $20 of this amount reduced your basis to zero. 1040ez turbotax free You report the other $10 as a long-term capital gain for 2013. 1040ez turbotax free You must report as a long-term capital gain any nondividend distribution you receive on this stock in later years. 1040ez turbotax free Liquidating Distributions Liquidating distributions, sometimes called liquidating dividends, are distributions you receive during a partial or complete liquidation of a corporation. 1040ez turbotax free These distributions are, at least in part, one form of a return of capital. 1040ez turbotax free They may be paid in one or more installments. 1040ez turbotax free You will receive Form 1099-DIV from the corporation showing you the amount of the liquidating distribution in box 8 or 9. 1040ez turbotax free For more information on liquidating distributions, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. 1040ez turbotax free Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Distributions by a corporation of its own stock are commonly known as stock dividends. 1040ez turbotax free Stock rights (also known as “stock options”) are distributions by a corporation of rights to acquire the corporation's stock. 1040ez turbotax free Generally, stock dividends and stock rights are not taxable to you, and you do not report them on your return. 1040ez turbotax free Taxable stock dividends and stock rights. 1040ez turbotax free   Distributions of stock dividends and stock rights are taxable to you if any of the following apply. 1040ez turbotax free You or any other shareholder have the choice to receive cash or other property instead of stock or stock rights. 1040ez turbotax free The distribution gives cash or other property to some shareholders and an increase in the percentage interest in the corporation's assets or earnings and profits to other shareholders. 1040ez turbotax free The distribution is in convertible preferred stock and has the same result as in (2). 1040ez turbotax free The distribution gives preferred stock to some common stock shareholders and common stock to other common stock shareholders. 1040ez turbotax free The distribution is on preferred stock. 1040ez turbotax free (The distribution, however, is not taxable if it is an increase in the conversion ratio of convertible preferred stock made solely to take into account a stock dividend, stock split, or similar event that would otherwise result in reducing the conversion right. 1040ez turbotax free )   The term “stock” includes rights to acquire stock, and the term “shareholder” includes a holder of rights or of convertible securities. 1040ez turbotax free If you receive taxable stock dividends or stock rights, include their fair market value at the time of distribution in your income. 1040ez turbotax free Preferred stock redeemable at a premium. 1040ez turbotax free   If you hold preferred stock having a redemption price higher than its issue price, the difference (the redemption premium) generally is taxable as a constructive distribution of additional stock on the preferred stock. 1040ez turbotax free For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. 1040ez turbotax free Basis. 1040ez turbotax free   Your basis in stock or stock rights received in a taxable distribution is their fair market value when distributed. 1040ez turbotax free If you receive stock or stock rights that are not taxable to you, see Stocks and Bonds under Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for information on how to figure their basis. 1040ez turbotax free Fractional shares. 1040ez turbotax free    You may not own enough stock in a corporation to receive a full share of stock if the corporation declares a stock dividend. 1040ez turbotax free However, with the approval of the shareholders, the corporation may set up a plan in which fractional shares are not issued but instead are sold, and the cash proceeds are given to the shareholders. 1040ez turbotax free Any cash you receive for fractional shares under such a plan is treated as an amount realized on the sale of the fractional shares. 1040ez turbotax free Report this transaction on Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets. 1040ez turbotax free Enter your gain or loss, the difference between the cash you receive and the basis of the fractional shares sold, in column (h) of Schedule D (Form 1040) in Part I or Part II, whichever is appropriate. 1040ez turbotax free    Report these transactions on Form 8949 with the correct box checked. 1040ez turbotax free   For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see chapter 4 of Publication 550. 1040ez turbotax free Also see the Instructions for Form 8949 and the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). 1040ez turbotax free Example. 1040ez turbotax free You own one share of common stock that you bought on January 3, 2004, for $100. 1040ez turbotax free The corporation declared a common stock dividend of 5% on June 29, 2013. 1040ez turbotax free The fair market value of the stock at the time the stock dividend was declared was $200. 1040ez turbotax free You were paid $10 for the fractional-share stock dividend under a plan described in the discussion above. 1040ez turbotax free You figure your gain or loss as follows: Fair market value of old stock $200. 1040ez turbotax free 00 Fair market value of stock dividend (cash received) +10. 1040ez turbotax free 00 Fair market value of old stock and stock dividend $210. 1040ez turbotax free 00 Basis (cost) of old stock after the stock dividend (($200 ÷ $210) × $100) $95. 1040ez turbotax free 24 Basis (cost) of stock dividend (($10 ÷ $210) × $100) + 4. 1040ez turbotax free 76 Total $100. 1040ez turbotax free 00 Cash received $10. 1040ez turbotax free 00 Basis (cost) of stock dividend − 4. 1040ez turbotax free 76 Gain $5. 1040ez turbotax free 24 Because you had held the share of stock for more than 1 year at the time the stock dividend was declared, your gain on the stock dividend is a long-term capital gain. 1040ez turbotax free Scrip dividends. 1040ez turbotax free   A corporation that declares a stock dividend may issue you a scrip certificate that entitles you to a fractional share. 1040ez turbotax free The certificate is generally nontaxable when you receive it. 1040ez turbotax free If you choose to have the corporation sell the certificate for you and give you the proceeds, your gain or loss is the difference between the proceeds and the portion of your basis in the corporation's stock allocated to the certificate. 1040ez turbotax free   However, if you receive a scrip certificate that you can choose to redeem for cash instead of stock, the certificate is taxable when you receive it. 1040ez turbotax free You must include its fair market value in income on the date you receive it. 1040ez turbotax free Other Distributions You may receive any of the following distributions during the year. 1040ez turbotax free Exempt-interest dividends. 1040ez turbotax free   Exempt-interest dividends you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company, including those received from a qualified fund of funds in any tax year beginning after December 22, 2010, are not included in your taxable income. 1040ez turbotax free Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free Information reporting requirement. 1040ez turbotax free   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file a return. 1040ez turbotax free This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends to taxable income. 1040ez turbotax free Alternative minimum tax treatment. 1040ez turbotax free   Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. 1040ez turbotax free See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends on insurance policies. 1040ez turbotax free    Insurance policy dividends the insurer keeps and uses to pay your premiums are not taxable. 1040ez turbotax free However, you must report as taxable interest income the interest that is paid or credited on dividends left with the insurance company. 1040ez turbotax free    If dividends on an insurance contract (other than a modified endowment contract) are distributed to you, they are a partial return of the premiums you paid. 1040ez turbotax free Do not include them in your gross income until they are more than the total of all net premiums you paid for the contract. 1040ez turbotax free Report any taxable distributions on insurance policies on Form 1040, line 21. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends on veterans' insurance. 1040ez turbotax free   Dividends you receive on veterans' insurance policies are not taxable. 1040ez turbotax free In addition, interest on dividends left with the Department of Veterans Affairs is not taxable. 1040ez turbotax free Patronage dividends. 1040ez turbotax free   Generally, patronage dividends you receive in money from a cooperative organization are included in your income. 1040ez turbotax free   Do not include in your income patronage dividends you receive on: Property bought for your personal use, or Capital assets or depreciable property bought for use in your business. 1040ez turbotax free But you must reduce the basis (cost) of the items bought. 1040ez turbotax free If the dividend is more than the adjusted basis of the assets, you must report the excess as income. 1040ez turbotax free   These rules are the same whether the cooperative paying the dividend is a taxable or tax-exempt cooperative. 1040ez turbotax free Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. 1040ez turbotax free    Do not report these amounts as dividends. 1040ez turbotax free Instead, report these amounts on Form 1040, line 21; Form 1040A, line 13; or Form 1040EZ, line 3. 1040ez turbotax free How To Report Dividend Income Generally, you can use either Form 1040 or Form 1040A to report your dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free Report the total of your ordinary dividends on line 9a of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. 1040ez turbotax free Report qualified dividends on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. 1040ez turbotax free If you receive capital gain distributions, you may be able to use Form 1040A or you may have to use Form 1040. 1040ez turbotax free See Exceptions to filing Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) in chapter 16. 1040ez turbotax free If you receive nondividend distributions required to be reported as capital gains, you must use Form 1040. 1040ez turbotax free You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you receive any dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free   If you owned stock on which you received $10 or more in dividends and other distributions, you should receive a Form 1099-DIV. 1040ez turbotax free Even if you do not receive Form 1099-DIV, you must report all your dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free   See Form 1099-DIV for more information on how to report dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free Form 1040A or 1040. 1040ez turbotax free    You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part II, and attach it to your Form 1040A or 1040, if: Your ordinary dividends (Form 1099-DIV, box 1a) are more than $1,500, or You received, as a nominee, dividends that actually belong to someone else. 1040ez turbotax free If your ordinary dividends are more than $1,500, you must also complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part III. 1040ez turbotax free   List on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part II, line 5, each payer's name and the ordinary dividends you received. 1040ez turbotax free If your securities are held by a brokerage firm (in “street name”), list the name of the brokerage firm shown on Form 1099-DIV as the payer. 1040ez turbotax free If your stock is held by a nominee who is the owner of record, and the nominee credited or paid you dividends on the stock, show the name of the nominee and the dividends you received or for which you were credited. 1040ez turbotax free   Enter on line 6 the total of the amounts listed on line 5. 1040ez turbotax free Also enter this total on line 9a of Form 1040A or 1040. 1040ez turbotax free Qualified dividends. 1040ez turbotax free   Report qualified dividends (Form 1099-DIV, box 1b) on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. 1040ez turbotax free The amount in box 1b is already included in box 1a. 1040ez turbotax free Do not add the amount in box 1b to, or substract it from, the amount in box 1a. 1040ez turbotax free   Do not include any of the following on line 9b. 1040ez turbotax free Qualified dividends you received as a nominee. 1040ez turbotax free See Nominees under How to Report Dividend Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends on stock for which you did not meet the holding period. 1040ez turbotax free See Holding period , earlier under Qualified Dividends. 1040ez turbotax free Dividends on any share of stock to the extent you are obligated (whether under a short sale or otherwise) to make related payments for positions in substantially similar or related property. 1040ez turbotax free Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. 1040ez turbotax free Payments shown in Form 1099-DIV, box 1b, from a foreign corporation to the extent you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. 1040ez turbotax free   If you have qualified dividends, you must figure your tax by completing the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet in the Schedule D (Form 1040) instructions, whichever applies. 1040ez turbotax free Enter qualified dividends on line 2 of the worksheet. 1040ez turbotax free Investment interest deducted. 1040ez turbotax free   If you claim a deduction for investment interest, you may have to reduce the amount of your qualified dividends that are eligible for the 0%, 15%, or 20% tax rate. 1040ez turbotax free Reduce it by the qualified dividends you choose to include in investment income when figuring the limit on your investment interest deduction. 1040ez turbotax free This is done on the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet. 1040ez turbotax free For more information about the limit on investment interest, see Investment expenses in chapter 23. 1040ez turbotax free Expenses related to dividend income. 1040ez turbotax free   You may be able to deduct expenses related to dividend income if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). 1040ez turbotax free See chapter 28 for general information about deducting expenses of producing income. 1040ez turbotax free More information. 1040ez turbotax free    For more information about how to report dividend income, see chapter 1 of Publication 550 or the instructions for the form you must file. 1040ez turbotax free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications