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If you receive a dividend income report without a payer's identification number, enter the information as though you had received a 1099-DIV, but leave off the Payer's Federal Identification Number. This number is not required and the return will electronically file without the number. The information required by the IRS is transferred to Schedule B and/or D of the return as necessary.
  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop) click on the Federal tab. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Investment Income to expand the section and then click Dividend Income (Form 1099-DIV)
  3. Click Add to create a new copy of the form or click Review to review a form already created 
  4. Click Quick Entry or Step-by-Step Guidance to enter or review the appropriate information. If you select Quick Entry be sure to scroll down to answer all applicable questions. If you select Step-by-Step Guidance, the program will proceed with the interview questions.

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