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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 Form 1099-DIV Dividends and Distributions, but leave off the Payer's Federal Identification Number (FEIN). This number is not required and the return will e-file without the number. The information required by the IRS is transferred to Schedule B (Form 1040) Interest and Ordinary Dividends and/or Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses of the return as necessary.

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Investment Income to expand, then click Dividend income (Form 1099-DIV).
  3. Click + Add Form 1099-DIV to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Click Quick Entry to scroll down to answer or review all applicable questions or click Step-by-Step Guidance to proceed with the interview questions.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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