Form 1099-B

Form 1099-B

Tax Slayer entry:

Federal Section > Income > Capital Gain and Losses (Schedule D) > Capital Gains and Loss Items

  • If all 1099-B transactions on a broker statement or on individual 1099-B’s are “covered” (basis reported to the IRS) and there are no adjustments, the amount can be entered directly on Sch D and the broker statement does not need to be attached. Unfortunately, TaxSlayer does not provide this option.
  • For broker statements that provide a summary of all 1099-B transactions:
    • enter the Broker name and the summary data  with separate line entries for each of short/long term and covered/non-covered transactions.
    • Select the “Reporting Multiple Transactions on a Single Row” adjustment with 0 as the adjustment amount. If an adjustment is needed, select the appropriate reason as well.
  • Broker statements for non-covered transactions do not need to be scanned and attached to the return. However, show the taxpayer what to send if the IRS does request further information.
  • All capital gains results from Schedule D will appear on Form 1040 line 13 – Capital gain (or loss)

Box 4:

  • If Federal income tax is withheld, create a 1099-MISC with the withholding amount entered.

Box 6:

  • A Noncovered security is one in which the basis is not required to be reported to the IRS.
  • Even if the Basis is shown on the statement and Non-covered security is indicated in Box 5, enter the data as a Non-covered security
  • If the reported amount is “Gross”, be sure to show any broker fees as an adjustment.

Box 14-16:

Federal Section > Payments & Estimates > Other State Withholdings

☣ SOFTWARE ERROR If state tax was withheld, the state return will have to be paper filed to support that withholding. Attach a copy of the 1099-B that shows the withholding.