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Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing S. Free irs tax filing law. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing This chapter also explains how to report dividend income on your tax return. Free irs tax filing Dividends are distributions of money, stock, or other property paid to you by a corporation or by a mutual fund. Free irs tax filing You also may receive dividends through a partnership, an estate, a trust, or an association that is taxed as a corporation. 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Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing Dividends received in January. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing You report the dividend in the year it was declared. Free irs tax filing Ordinary Dividends Ordinary (taxable) dividends are the most common type of distribution from a corporation or a mutual fund. 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Free irs tax filing 20% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 39. Free irs tax filing 6% rate. Free irs tax filing To qualify for the maximum rate, all of the following requirements must be met. Free irs tax filing The dividends must have been paid by a U. Free irs tax filing S. Free irs tax filing corporation or a qualified foreign corporation. Free irs tax filing (See Qualified foreign corporation , later. Free irs tax filing ) The dividends are not of the type listed later under Dividends that are not qualified dividends . Free irs tax filing You meet the holding period (discussed next). Free irs tax filing Holding period. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing 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. 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Free irs tax filing 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). Free irs tax filing Example 3. Free irs tax filing You bought 10,000 shares of ABC Mutual Fund common stock on July 9, 2013. Free irs tax filing ABC Mutual Fund paid a cash dividend of 10 cents a share. Free irs tax filing The ex-dividend date was July 16, 2013. Free irs tax filing The ABC Mutual Fund advises you that the portion of the dividend eligible to be treated as qualified dividends equals 2 cents per share. Free irs tax filing Your Form 1099-DIV from ABC Mutual Fund shows total ordinary dividends of $1,000 and qualified dividends of $200. Free irs tax filing However, you sold the 10,000 shares on August 12, 2013. Free irs tax filing You have no qualified dividends from ABC Mutual Fund because you held the ABC Mutual Fund stock for less than 61 days. Free irs tax filing Holding period reduced where risk of loss is diminished. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing You were grantor (writer) of an option to buy substantially identical stock or securities. Free irs tax filing Your risk of loss is diminished by holding one or more other positions in substantially similar or related property. Free irs tax filing   For information about how to apply condition (3), see Regulations section 1. Free irs tax filing 246-5. Free irs tax filing Qualified foreign corporation. Free irs tax filing   A foreign corporation is a qualified foreign corporation if it meets any of the following conditions. 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Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing For a list of the exchanges that meet these requirements, see www. Free irs tax filing sec. Free irs tax filing gov/divisions/marketreg/mrexchanges. Free irs tax filing shtml. Free irs tax filing Dividends that are not qualified dividends. Free irs tax filing   The following dividends are not qualified dividends. Free irs tax filing They are not qualified dividends even if they are shown in box 1b of Form 1099-DIV. Free irs tax filing Capital gain distributions. Free irs tax filing Dividends paid on deposits with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, U. Free irs tax filing S. Free irs tax filing building and loan associations, U. Free irs tax filing S. Free irs tax filing savings and loan associations, federal savings and loan associations, and similar financial institutions. Free irs tax filing (Report these amounts as interest income. Free irs tax filing ) 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. Free irs tax filing Dividends paid by a corporation on employer securities held on the date of record by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) maintained by that corporation. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Table 8-1. Free irs tax filing Income Tax Treaties Income tax treaties the United States has with the following countries satisfy requirement (2) under Qualified foreign corporation. Free irs tax filing Australia Indonesia Romania Austria Ireland Russian Bangladesh Israel Federation Barbados Italy Slovak Belgium Jamaica Republic Bulgaria Japan Slovenia Canada Kazakhstan South Africa China Korea Spain Cyprus Latvia Sri Lanka Czech 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. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Most mutual funds also permit shareholders to automatically reinvest distributions in more shares in the fund, instead of receiving cash. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing If you are a member of a dividend reinvestment plan that lets you buy more stock at a price less than its fair market value, you must report as dividend income the fair market value of the additional stock on the dividend payment date. Free irs tax filing You also must report as dividend income any service charge subtracted from your cash dividends before the dividends are used to buy the additional stock. Free irs tax filing But you may be able to deduct the service charge. Free irs tax filing See chapter 28 for more information about deducting expenses of producing income. Free irs tax filing In some dividend reinvestment plans, you can invest more cash to buy shares of stock at a price less than fair market value. Free irs tax filing If you choose to do this, you must report as dividend income the difference between the cash you invest and the fair market value of the stock you buy. Free irs tax filing When figuring this amount, use the fair market value of the stock on the dividend payment date. Free irs tax filing Money Market Funds Report amounts you receive from money market funds as dividend income. Free irs tax filing Money market funds are a type of mutual fund and should not be confused with bank money market accounts that pay interest. Free irs tax filing 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). Free irs tax filing They will be shown in box 2a of the Form 1099-DIV you receive from the mutual fund or REIT. Free irs tax filing Report capital gain distributions as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you owned your shares in the mutual fund or REIT. Free irs tax filing Undistributed capital gains of mutual funds and REITs. Free irs tax filing    Some mutual funds and REITs keep their long-term capital gains and pay tax on them. Free irs tax filing You must treat your share of these gains as distributions, even though you did not actually receive them. Free irs tax filing However, they are not included on Form 1099-DIV. Free irs tax filing Instead, they are reported to you in box 1a of Form 2439. Free irs tax filing   Report undistributed capital gains (box 1a of Form 2439) as long-term capital gains on Schedule D (Form 1040), column (h), line 11. Free irs tax filing   The tax paid on these gains by the mutual fund or REIT is shown in box 2 of Form 2439. Free irs tax filing You take credit for this tax by including it on Form 1040, line 71, and checking box a on that line. Free irs tax filing Attach Copy B of Form 2439 to your return, and keep Copy C for your records. Free irs tax filing Basis adjustment. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing Additional information. Free irs tax filing   For more information on the treatment of distributions from mutual funds, see Publication 550. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing You should receive a Form 1099-DIV or other statement showing the nondividend distribution. Free irs tax filing On Form 1099-DIV, a nondividend distribution will be shown in box 3. Free irs tax filing If you do not receive such a statement, you report the distribution as an ordinary dividend. Free irs tax filing Basis adjustment. Free irs tax filing   A nondividend distribution reduces the basis of your stock. Free irs tax filing It is not taxed until your basis in the stock is fully recovered. Free irs tax filing This nontaxable portion is also called a return of capital; it is a return of your investment in the stock of the company. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing   When the basis of your stock has been reduced to zero, report any additional nondividend distribution you receive as a capital gain. Free irs tax filing Whether you report it as a long-term or short-term capital gain depends on how long you have held the stock. Free irs tax filing See Holding Period in chapter 14. Free irs tax filing Example. Free irs tax filing You bought stock in 2000 for $100. Free irs tax filing In 2003, you received a nondividend distribution of $80. Free irs tax filing You did not include this amount in your income, but you reduced the basis of your stock to $20. Free irs tax filing You received a nondividend distribution of $30 in 2013. Free irs tax filing The first $20 of this amount reduced your basis to zero. Free irs tax filing You report the other $10 as a long-term capital gain for 2013. Free irs tax filing You must report as a long-term capital gain any nondividend distribution you receive on this stock in later years. Free irs tax filing Liquidating Distributions Liquidating distributions, sometimes called liquidating dividends, are distributions you receive during a partial or complete liquidation of a corporation. Free irs tax filing These distributions are, at least in part, one form of a return of capital. Free irs tax filing They may be paid in one or more installments. Free irs tax filing You will receive Form 1099-DIV from the corporation showing you the amount of the liquidating distribution in box 8 or 9. Free irs tax filing For more information on liquidating distributions, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free irs tax filing Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Distributions by a corporation of its own stock are commonly known as stock dividends. Free irs tax filing Stock rights (also known as “stock options”) are distributions by a corporation of rights to acquire the corporation's stock. Free irs tax filing Generally, stock dividends and stock rights are not taxable to you, and you do not report them on your return. Free irs tax filing Taxable stock dividends and stock rights. Free irs tax filing   Distributions of stock dividends and stock rights are taxable to you if any of the following apply. Free irs tax filing You or any other shareholder have the choice to receive cash or other property instead of stock or stock rights. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing The distribution is in convertible preferred stock and has the same result as in (2). Free irs tax filing The distribution gives preferred stock to some common stock shareholders and common stock to other common stock shareholders. Free irs tax filing The distribution is on preferred stock. Free irs tax filing (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. Free irs tax filing )   The term “stock” includes rights to acquire stock, and the term “shareholder” includes a holder of rights or of convertible securities. Free irs tax filing If you receive taxable stock dividends or stock rights, include their fair market value at the time of distribution in your income. Free irs tax filing Preferred stock redeemable at a premium. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free irs tax filing Basis. Free irs tax filing   Your basis in stock or stock rights received in a taxable distribution is their fair market value when distributed. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Fractional shares. Free irs tax filing    You may not own enough stock in a corporation to receive a full share of stock if the corporation declares a stock dividend. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Any cash you receive for fractional shares under such a plan is treated as an amount realized on the sale of the fractional shares. Free irs tax filing Report this transaction on Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing    Report these transactions on Form 8949 with the correct box checked. Free irs tax filing   For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Free irs tax filing Also see the Instructions for Form 8949 and the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Free irs tax filing Example. Free irs tax filing You own one share of common stock that you bought on January 3, 2004, for $100. Free irs tax filing The corporation declared a common stock dividend of 5% on June 29, 2013. Free irs tax filing The fair market value of the stock at the time the stock dividend was declared was $200. Free irs tax filing You were paid $10 for the fractional-share stock dividend under a plan described in the discussion above. Free irs tax filing You figure your gain or loss as follows: Fair market value of old stock $200. Free irs tax filing 00 Fair market value of stock dividend (cash received) +10. Free irs tax filing 00 Fair market value of old stock and stock dividend $210. Free irs tax filing 00 Basis (cost) of old stock after the stock dividend (($200 ÷ $210) × $100) $95. Free irs tax filing 24 Basis (cost) of stock dividend (($10 ÷ $210) × $100) + 4. Free irs tax filing 76 Total $100. Free irs tax filing 00 Cash received $10. Free irs tax filing 00 Basis (cost) of stock dividend − 4. Free irs tax filing 76 Gain $5. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Scrip dividends. Free irs tax filing   A corporation that declares a stock dividend may issue you a scrip certificate that entitles you to a fractional share. Free irs tax filing The certificate is generally nontaxable when you receive it. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing You must include its fair market value in income on the date you receive it. Free irs tax filing Other Distributions You may receive any of the following distributions during the year. Free irs tax filing Exempt-interest dividends. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Free irs tax filing Information reporting requirement. Free irs tax filing   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file a return. Free irs tax filing This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends to taxable income. Free irs tax filing Alternative minimum tax treatment. Free irs tax filing   Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Free irs tax filing See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. Free irs tax filing Dividends on insurance policies. Free irs tax filing    Insurance policy dividends the insurer keeps and uses to pay your premiums are not taxable. Free irs tax filing However, you must report as taxable interest income the interest that is paid or credited on dividends left with the insurance company. Free irs tax filing    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. Free irs tax filing Do not include them in your gross income until they are more than the total of all net premiums you paid for the contract. Free irs tax filing Report any taxable distributions on insurance policies on Form 1040, line 21. Free irs tax filing Dividends on veterans' insurance. Free irs tax filing   Dividends you receive on veterans' insurance policies are not taxable. Free irs tax filing In addition, interest on dividends left with the Department of Veterans Affairs is not taxable. Free irs tax filing Patronage dividends. Free irs tax filing   Generally, patronage dividends you receive in money from a cooperative organization are included in your income. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing But you must reduce the basis (cost) of the items bought. Free irs tax filing If the dividend is more than the adjusted basis of the assets, you must report the excess as income. Free irs tax filing   These rules are the same whether the cooperative paying the dividend is a taxable or tax-exempt cooperative. Free irs tax filing Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. Free irs tax filing    Do not report these amounts as dividends. Free irs tax filing Instead, report these amounts on Form 1040, line 21; Form 1040A, line 13; or Form 1040EZ, line 3. Free irs tax filing How To Report Dividend Income Generally, you can use either Form 1040 or Form 1040A to report your dividend income. Free irs tax filing Report the total of your ordinary dividends on line 9a of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Free irs tax filing Report qualified dividends on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Free irs tax filing If you receive capital gain distributions, you may be able to use Form 1040A or you may have to use Form 1040. Free irs tax filing See Exceptions to filing Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) in chapter 16. Free irs tax filing If you receive nondividend distributions required to be reported as capital gains, you must use Form 1040. Free irs tax filing You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you receive any dividend income. Free irs tax filing Form 1099-DIV. Free irs tax filing   If you owned stock on which you received $10 or more in dividends and other distributions, you should receive a Form 1099-DIV. Free irs tax filing Even if you do not receive Form 1099-DIV, you must report all your dividend income. Free irs tax filing   See Form 1099-DIV for more information on how to report dividend income. Free irs tax filing Form 1040A or 1040. Free irs tax filing    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. Free irs tax filing If your ordinary dividends are more than $1,500, you must also complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part III. Free irs tax filing   List on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part II, line 5, each payer's name and the ordinary dividends you received. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing   Enter on line 6 the total of the amounts listed on line 5. Free irs tax filing Also enter this total on line 9a of Form 1040A or 1040. Free irs tax filing Qualified dividends. Free irs tax filing   Report qualified dividends (Form 1099-DIV, box 1b) on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Free irs tax filing The amount in box 1b is already included in box 1a. Free irs tax filing Do not add the amount in box 1b to, or substract it from, the amount in box 1a. Free irs tax filing   Do not include any of the following on line 9b. Free irs tax filing Qualified dividends you received as a nominee. Free irs tax filing See Nominees under How to Report Dividend Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Free irs tax filing Dividends on stock for which you did not meet the holding period. Free irs tax filing See Holding period , earlier under Qualified Dividends. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Free irs tax filing 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. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing Enter qualified dividends on line 2 of the worksheet. Free irs tax filing Investment interest deducted. Free irs tax filing   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. Free irs tax filing Reduce it by the qualified dividends you choose to include in investment income when figuring the limit on your investment interest deduction. Free irs tax filing This is done on the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Free irs tax filing For more information about the limit on investment interest, see Investment expenses in chapter 23. Free irs tax filing Expenses related to dividend income. Free irs tax filing   You may be able to deduct expenses related to dividend income if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Free irs tax filing See chapter 28 for general information about deducting expenses of producing income. Free irs tax filing More information. Free irs tax filing    For more information about how to report dividend income, see chapter 1 of Publication 550 or the instructions for the form you must file. Free irs tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications