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Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 8. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Dividends and Other Distributions Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: General InformationDividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Reporting tax withheld. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Nominees. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Ordinary DividendsQualified Dividends Dividends Used to Buy More Stock Money Market Funds Capital Gain DistributionsBasis adjustment. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Nondividend DistributionsLiquidating Distributions Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Other DistributionsInformation reporting requirement. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Alternative minimum tax treatment. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez How To Report Dividend IncomeInvestment interest deducted. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Reminder Foreign-source income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez  If you are a U. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez S. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez S. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez law. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This chapter also explains how to report dividend income on your tax return. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends are distributions of money, stock, or other property paid to you by a corporation or by a mutual fund. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You also may receive dividends through a partnership, an estate, a trust, or an association that is taxed as a corporation. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, some amounts you receive that are called dividends are actually interest income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez (See Dividends that are actually interest under Taxable Interest in chapter 7. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez ) Most distributions are paid in cash (or check). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, distributions can consist of more stock, stock rights, other property, or services. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Tax on unearned income of certain children. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Part of a child's 2013 unearned income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If it is, Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income, must be completed and attached to the child's tax return. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If not, Form 8615 is not required and the child's income is taxed at his or her own tax rate. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    Some parents can choose to include the child's interest and dividends on the parent's return if certain requirements are met. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Use Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends, for this purpose. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   For more information about the tax on unearned income of children and the parents' election, see chapter 31. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    Dividends and other distributions you receive as a beneficiary of an estate or trust are generally taxable income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez , from the fiduciary. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Your copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) and its instructions will tell you where to report the income on your Form 1040. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This includes payers of dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If you do not give your SSN or ITIN to the payer of dividends, you may have to pay a penalty. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For more information on SSNs and ITINs, see Social Security Number (SSN) in chapter 1. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Backup withholding. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Your dividend income is generally not subject to regular withholding. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, it may be subject to backup withholding to ensure that income tax is collected on the income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Under backup withholding, the payer of dividends must withhold, as income tax, on the amount you are paid, applying the appropriate withholding rate. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Backup withholding may also be required if the IRS has determined that you underreported your interest or dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For more information, see Backup Withholding in chapter 4. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Stock certificate in two or more names. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Most corporations and mutual funds use Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, to show you the distributions you received from them during the year. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Keep this form with your records. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You do not have to attach it to your tax return. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends not reported on Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Even if you do not receive Form 1099-DIV, you must still report all your taxable dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For example, you may receive distributive shares of dividends from partnerships or S corporations. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez These dividends are reported to you on Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez , and Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S), Shareholder's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Reporting tax withheld. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   If tax is withheld from your dividend income, the payer must give you a Form 1099-DIV that indicates the amount withheld. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Nominees. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   If someone receives distributions as a nominee for you, that person should give you a Form 1099-DIV, which will show distributions received on your behalf. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Form 1099-MISC. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Certain substitute payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest received by a broker on your behalf must be reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, or a similar statement. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Reporting Substitute Payments under Short Sales in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for more information about reporting these payments. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Incorrect amount shown on a Form 1099. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   If you receive a Form 1099 that shows an incorrect amount (or other incorrect information), you should ask the issuer for a corrected form. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The new Form 1099 you receive will be marked “Corrected. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez ” Dividends on stock sold. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends received in January. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You report the dividend in the year it was declared. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Ordinary Dividends Ordinary (taxable) dividends are the most common type of distribution from a corporation or a mutual fund. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez They are paid out of earnings and profits and are ordinary income to you. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This means they are not capital gains. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Ordinary dividends will be shown in box 1a of the Form 1099-DIV you receive. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez They should be shown in box 1b of the Form 1099-DIV you receive. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The maximum rate of tax on qualified dividends is: 0% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 10% or 15% rate. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 15% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at rates greater than 15% but less than 39. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 6%. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 20% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 39. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 6% rate. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez To qualify for the maximum rate, all of the following requirements must be met. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The dividends must have been paid by a U. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez S. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez corporation or a qualified foreign corporation. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez (See Qualified foreign corporation , later. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez ) The dividends are not of the type listed later under Dividends that are not qualified dividends . Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You meet the holding period (discussed next). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Holding period. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Instead, the seller will get the dividend. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See the examples later. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Exception for preferred stock. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If the preferred dividends are due to periods totaling less than 367 days, the holding period in the previous paragraph applies. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Example 1. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You bought 5,000 shares of XYZ Corp. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez common stock on July 9, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez XYZ Corp. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez paid a cash dividend of 10 cents per share. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The ex-dividend date was July 16, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Your Form 1099-DIV from XYZ Corp. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez shows $500 in box 1a (ordinary dividends) and in box 1b (qualified dividends). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, you sold the 5,000 shares on August 12, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You held your shares of XYZ Corp. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez for only 34 days of the 121-day period (from July 10, 2013, through August 12, 2013). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The 121-day period began on May 17, 2013 (60 days before the ex-dividend date), and ended on September 14, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You have no qualified dividends from XYZ Corp. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez because you held the XYZ stock for less than 61 days. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Example 2. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You held the stock for 63 days (from July 16, 2013, through September 16, 2013). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Example 3. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You bought 10,000 shares of ABC Mutual Fund common stock on July 9, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez ABC Mutual Fund paid a cash dividend of 10 cents a share. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The ex-dividend date was July 16, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The ABC Mutual Fund advises you that the portion of the dividend eligible to be treated as qualified dividends equals 2 cents per share. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Your Form 1099-DIV from ABC Mutual Fund shows total ordinary dividends of $1,000 and qualified dividends of $200. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, you sold the 10,000 shares on August 12, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You have no qualified dividends from ABC Mutual Fund because you held the ABC Mutual Fund stock for less than 61 days. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Holding period reduced where risk of loss is diminished. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You were grantor (writer) of an option to buy substantially identical stock or securities. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Your risk of loss is diminished by holding one or more other positions in substantially similar or related property. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   For information about how to apply condition (3), see Regulations section 1. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 246-5. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Qualified foreign corporation. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   A foreign corporation is a qualified foreign corporation if it meets any of the following conditions. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The corporation is incorporated in a U. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez S. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez possession. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For a list of those treaties, see Table 8-1. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Readily tradable stock , later. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Exception. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Readily tradable stock. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For a list of the exchanges that meet these requirements, see www. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez sec. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez gov/divisions/marketreg/mrexchanges. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez shtml. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends that are not qualified dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   The following dividends are not qualified dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez They are not qualified dividends even if they are shown in box 1b of Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Capital gain distributions. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends paid on deposits with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, U. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez S. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez building and loan associations, U. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez S. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez savings and loan associations, federal savings and loan associations, and similar financial institutions. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez (Report these amounts as interest income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez ) 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Table 8-1. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Income Tax Treaties Income tax treaties the United States has with the following countries satisfy requirement (2) under Qualified foreign corporation. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Most mutual funds also permit shareholders to automatically reinvest distributions in more shares in the fund, instead of receiving cash. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez But you may be able to deduct the service charge. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See chapter 28 for more information about deducting expenses of producing income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez In some dividend reinvestment plans, you can invest more cash to buy shares of stock at a price less than fair market value. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez When figuring this amount, use the fair market value of the stock on the dividend payment date. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Money Market Funds Report amounts you receive from money market funds as dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Money market funds are a type of mutual fund and should not be confused with bank money market accounts that pay interest. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez They will be shown in box 2a of the Form 1099-DIV you receive from the mutual fund or REIT. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Report capital gain distributions as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you owned your shares in the mutual fund or REIT. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Undistributed capital gains of mutual funds and REITs. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    Some mutual funds and REITs keep their long-term capital gains and pay tax on them. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You must treat your share of these gains as distributions, even though you did not actually receive them. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, they are not included on Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Instead, they are reported to you in box 1a of Form 2439. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Report undistributed capital gains (box 1a of Form 2439) as long-term capital gains on Schedule D (Form 1040), column (h), line 11. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   The tax paid on these gains by the mutual fund or REIT is shown in box 2 of Form 2439. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You take credit for this tax by including it on Form 1040, line 71, and checking box a on that line. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Attach Copy B of Form 2439 to your return, and keep Copy C for your records. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Basis adjustment. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Additional information. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   For more information on the treatment of distributions from mutual funds, see Publication 550. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You should receive a Form 1099-DIV or other statement showing the nondividend distribution. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez On Form 1099-DIV, a nondividend distribution will be shown in box 3. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If you do not receive such a statement, you report the distribution as an ordinary dividend. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Basis adjustment. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   A nondividend distribution reduces the basis of your stock. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez It is not taxed until your basis in the stock is fully recovered. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This nontaxable portion is also called a return of capital; it is a return of your investment in the stock of the company. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   When the basis of your stock has been reduced to zero, report any additional nondividend distribution you receive as a capital gain. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Whether you report it as a long-term or short-term capital gain depends on how long you have held the stock. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Holding Period in chapter 14. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Example. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You bought stock in 2000 for $100. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez In 2003, you received a nondividend distribution of $80. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You did not include this amount in your income, but you reduced the basis of your stock to $20. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You received a nondividend distribution of $30 in 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The first $20 of this amount reduced your basis to zero. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You report the other $10 as a long-term capital gain for 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You must report as a long-term capital gain any nondividend distribution you receive on this stock in later years. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Liquidating Distributions Liquidating distributions, sometimes called liquidating dividends, are distributions you receive during a partial or complete liquidation of a corporation. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez These distributions are, at least in part, one form of a return of capital. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez They may be paid in one or more installments. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You will receive Form 1099-DIV from the corporation showing you the amount of the liquidating distribution in box 8 or 9. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For more information on liquidating distributions, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Distributions by a corporation of its own stock are commonly known as stock dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Stock rights (also known as “stock options”) are distributions by a corporation of rights to acquire the corporation's stock. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Generally, stock dividends and stock rights are not taxable to you, and you do not report them on your return. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Taxable stock dividends and stock rights. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Distributions of stock dividends and stock rights are taxable to you if any of the following apply. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You or any other shareholder have the choice to receive cash or other property instead of stock or stock rights. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The distribution is in convertible preferred stock and has the same result as in (2). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The distribution gives preferred stock to some common stock shareholders and common stock to other common stock shareholders. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The distribution is on preferred stock. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez (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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez )   The term “stock” includes rights to acquire stock, and the term “shareholder” includes a holder of rights or of convertible securities. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If you receive taxable stock dividends or stock rights, include their fair market value at the time of distribution in your income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Preferred stock redeemable at a premium. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Basis. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Your basis in stock or stock rights received in a taxable distribution is their fair market value when distributed. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Fractional shares. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    You may not own enough stock in a corporation to receive a full share of stock if the corporation declares a stock dividend. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Any cash you receive for fractional shares under such a plan is treated as an amount realized on the sale of the fractional shares. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Report this transaction on Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    Report these transactions on Form 8949 with the correct box checked. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Also see the Instructions for Form 8949 and the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Example. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You own one share of common stock that you bought on January 3, 2004, for $100. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The corporation declared a common stock dividend of 5% on June 29, 2013. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The fair market value of the stock at the time the stock dividend was declared was $200. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You were paid $10 for the fractional-share stock dividend under a plan described in the discussion above. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You figure your gain or loss as follows: Fair market value of old stock $200. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 00 Fair market value of stock dividend (cash received) +10. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 00 Fair market value of old stock and stock dividend $210. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 00 Basis (cost) of old stock after the stock dividend (($200 ÷ $210) × $100) $95. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 24 Basis (cost) of stock dividend (($10 ÷ $210) × $100) + 4. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 76 Total $100. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 00 Cash received $10. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 00 Basis (cost) of stock dividend − 4. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 76 Gain $5. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Scrip dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   A corporation that declares a stock dividend may issue you a scrip certificate that entitles you to a fractional share. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The certificate is generally nontaxable when you receive it. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You must include its fair market value in income on the date you receive it. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Other Distributions You may receive any of the following distributions during the year. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Exempt-interest dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Information reporting requirement. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file a return. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends to taxable income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Alternative minimum tax treatment. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends on insurance policies. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    Insurance policy dividends the insurer keeps and uses to pay your premiums are not taxable. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez However, you must report as taxable interest income the interest that is paid or credited on dividends left with the insurance company. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Do not include them in your gross income until they are more than the total of all net premiums you paid for the contract. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Report any taxable distributions on insurance policies on Form 1040, line 21. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends on veterans' insurance. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Dividends you receive on veterans' insurance policies are not taxable. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez In addition, interest on dividends left with the Department of Veterans Affairs is not taxable. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Patronage dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Generally, patronage dividends you receive in money from a cooperative organization are included in your income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez But you must reduce the basis (cost) of the items bought. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If the dividend is more than the adjusted basis of the assets, you must report the excess as income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   These rules are the same whether the cooperative paying the dividend is a taxable or tax-exempt cooperative. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    Do not report these amounts as dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Instead, report these amounts on Form 1040, line 21; Form 1040A, line 13; or Form 1040EZ, line 3. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez How To Report Dividend Income Generally, you can use either Form 1040 or Form 1040A to report your dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Report the total of your ordinary dividends on line 9a of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Report qualified dividends on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If you receive capital gain distributions, you may be able to use Form 1040A or you may have to use Form 1040. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Exceptions to filing Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) in chapter 16. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If you receive nondividend distributions required to be reported as capital gains, you must use Form 1040. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you receive any dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   If you owned stock on which you received $10 or more in dividends and other distributions, you should receive a Form 1099-DIV. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Even if you do not receive Form 1099-DIV, you must report all your dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   See Form 1099-DIV for more information on how to report dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Form 1040A or 1040. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez    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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If your ordinary dividends are more than $1,500, you must also complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part III. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   List on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part II, line 5, each payer's name and the ordinary dividends you received. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Enter on line 6 the total of the amounts listed on line 5. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Also enter this total on line 9a of Form 1040A or 1040. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Qualified dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Report qualified dividends (Form 1099-DIV, box 1b) on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez The amount in box 1b is already included in box 1a. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Do not add the amount in box 1b to, or substract it from, the amount in box 1a. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   Do not include any of the following on line 9b. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Qualified dividends you received as a nominee. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Nominees under How to Report Dividend Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Dividends on stock for which you did not meet the holding period. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Holding period , earlier under Qualified Dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez 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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Enter qualified dividends on line 2 of the worksheet. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Investment interest deducted. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   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. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Reduce it by the qualified dividends you choose to include in investment income when figuring the limit on your investment interest deduction. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This is done on the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For more information about the limit on investment interest, see Investment expenses in chapter 23. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Expenses related to dividend income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   You may be able to deduct expenses related to dividend income if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See chapter 28 for general information about deducting expenses of producing income. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez More information. 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Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Publication 971 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Questions about innocent spouse relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Expanded filing deadline for equitable relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez  The period of time in which you may request equitable relief has been expanded. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See How To Request Relief later. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez More information. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   For more information about the latest developments on Publication 971, go to www. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez irs. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez gov/pub971. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Introduction When you file a joint income tax return, the law makes both you and your spouse responsible for the entire tax liability. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This is called joint and several liability. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Joint and several liability applies not only to the tax liability you show on the return but also to any additional tax liability the IRS determines to be due, even if the additional tax is due to income, deductions, or credits of your spouse or former spouse. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You remain jointly and severally liable for the taxes, and the IRS still can collect from you, even if you later divorce and the divorce decree states that your former spouse will be solely responsible for the tax. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez In some cases, a spouse (or former spouse) will be relieved of the tax, interest, and penalties on a joint tax return. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Three types of relief are available to married persons who filed joint returns. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Innocent spouse relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Separation of liability relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Equitable relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Married persons who did not file joint returns, but who live in community property states, may also qualify for relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez See Community Property Laws , later. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez This publication explains these types of relief, who may qualify for them, and how to get them. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You can also use the Innocent Spouse Tax Relief Eligibility Explorer at IRS. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez gov by entering “Innocent Spouse” in the search box. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez What this publication does not cover. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   This publication does not discuss injured spouse relief. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez You are an injured spouse if your share of the overpayment shown on your joint return was, or is expected to be, applied (offset) against your spouse's legally enforceable past-due federal taxes, state income taxes, state unemployment compensation debts, child or spousal support payments, or a federal nontax debt, such as a student loan. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez If you are an injured spouse, you may be entitled to receive a refund of your share of the overpayment. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez For more information, see Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Comments and suggestions. Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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Irs 2012 tax forms 1040 ez Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 504 Divorced or Separated Individuals 555 Community Property 556 Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund 594 The IRS Collection Process Forms (and Instructions) 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications