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2020 Tax Season: Important Information and Dates

As we prepare for tax season, we want to keep you apprised of when you can expect to receive your tax documentation from Raymond James. 

2020 Form 1099 mailing schedule
January 31 – Mailing of Form 1099-Q and Retirement Tax Packages
February 15 – Mailing of original Form 1099s
February 28 – Begin mailing delayed and amended Form 1099s
March 15 – Final mailing of any remaining delayed original Form 1099s 

Additional important information 

Delayed Form 1099s 
In an effort to capture delayed data on original Form 1099s, the IRS allows custodians (including Raymond James) to extend the mailing date until March 15, 2021, for clients who hold particular investments or who have had specific taxable events occur. Examples of delayed information include:

– Income reallocation related to mutual funds, real estate investment, unit investment, grantor and royalty trusts, as well as holding company depositary receipts
– Processing of original issue discount and mortgage-backed bonds
– Expected cost basis adjustments including, but not limited to, accounts holding certain types of fixed income securities and options

If you do have a delayed Form 1099, we may be able to generate a preliminary statement for you for informational purposes only, as the form is subject to change.

Amended Form 1099s 
Even after delaying your Form 1099, please be aware that adjustments to your Form 1099 are still possible. Raymond James is required by the IRS to produce an amended Form 1099 if notice of such an adjustment is received after the original Form 1099 has been produced. There is no cutoff or deadline for amended Form 1099 statements. The following are some examples of reasons for amended Form 1099s:

– Income reallocation
– Adjustments to cost basis (due to the Economic Stabilization Act of 2008)
– Changes made by mutual fund companies related to foreign withholding
– Tax-exempt payments subject to alternative minimum tax
– Any portion of distributions derived from U.S. Treasury obligations

What can you do? 
You should consider talking to your tax professional about whether it makes sense to file an extension with the IRS to give you additional time to file your tax return, particularly if you held any of the aforementioned securities during 2020. 

If you receive an amended Form 1099 after you have already filed your tax return, you should consult with your tax professional about the requirements to re-file based on your individual tax circumstances. 

You can find additional information here. 

As you complete your taxes for this year, a copy of your tax return is one of the most powerful financial planning information tools we have. Whenever possible, we request that you send a copy of your return to your financial planner or client service associate upon filing. Thank you for your assistance in providing this information, which enhances our services to you. 

We hope you find this additional information helpful. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming tax season.

Your Sweet Financial Team 

Please note, changes in tax laws or regulations may occur at any time and could substantially impact your situation. Raymond James financial advisors do not render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

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