Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) - Purpose

IRS Schedule K-1 (Form 1041) Beneficiary’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. is used to report a beneficiary's share of income, deductions, and credits from a trust or estate.

The fiduciary must file Schedule K-1 with the IRS for each beneficiary and provide each beneficiary with a copy.

Don’t file Schedule K-1 with your individual taxes unless there is backup withholding reported in Box 13, Code B. Keep Schedule K-1 with your tax records.

Some information from Schedule K-1 may need to be reported on other forms or schedules. In TaxAct, that information will automatically flow from Schedule K-1 to the appropriate lines. For help, go to Schedule K-1 - Entering.

To print Schedule K-1 in your TaxAct Fiduciary (1041) return:

  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 Miscellaneous Topics in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Print Schedules K-1.
  3. Check Print Schedule K-1 copies with the estate's return, then click Continue.

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