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Consolidated 1099 forms are provided for regular Ally Invest brokerage accounts that have received dividends, interest payments on cash, insured deposits, money market balances or have reportable sale proceeds. Reportable sale proceeds include:
- sale of bonds
- mutual funds
- other corporate securities
Keep in mind, you won’t receive a 1099 form from us for exempt and non-reportable accounts. If you have one of these accounts and want to request a 1099 form, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Request for 1099 Form in the subject line. There’s a $50 fee for this service.
Accounts that have interest or dividend payments that don’t exceed $10.00 won’t receive a 1099 form.
If you didn’t receive a 1099 form and feel that your account has met the minimum amounts, log in to chat or call us at 1-855-880-2559, and we’ll investigate for you.
Ally Invest does not provide tax advice. Be sure and consult with your tax professional about your tax preparation questions.
1099s are available by the end of the third week of February. When you log into your account, select More and then choose Statements and Tax Forms to download your form. Keep in mind, your 1099 will only be available electronically.
Yes. When asked by TurboTax® how you want to enter your 1099-B into your return, select Import from my bank or brokerage and then choose Apex Clearing Corporation from the choices given. Enter the following User ID and Password:
User ID: Your 8-digit account number
Password: Your account Tax ID (usually your Social Security number) with no dashes
1099 data is generally available for import by the middle of February.
Keep in mind, there may be limitations to the amount of transactions that can be downloaded through third party software providers.
1099 corrections occur as a normal course of business. If you receive a correction and have already filed taxes, you'll need to review the corrections and consult with a tax professional on what is required.
Covered securities include stocks, ADRs, REITs, most ETFs and other equity securities that are acquired or sold short after January 1, 2011. Mutual Funds are considered covered if acquired after January 1, 2012. Options and certain debt instruments are considered covered if acquired after January 1, 2014.
Due to the CARES Act, everyone can waive their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for 2020. You can withdraw up to $5,000 for qualified adoption or birth expenses without penalty, and if you’re impacted by the health situation, you can withdraw up to $100,000 with no penalty and the option to return some or all within 3 years.
The rules around RMDs changed at the beginning of 2020 with the SECURE Act. The IRS requires that you take an annual minimum distribution based on your age.
|What to do if||RMD requirement|
|You turned 70½ before 1/1/2020||You would’ve been required to take an RMD in 2020, but you can waive it due to the CARES Act. You’ll be required to take an RMD in future years unless additional waivers or IRS rule changes occur.|
|You turn 70½ in 2020 or later||You wouldn’t need to take an RMD in 2020. The IRS requires that you start taking an annual minimum distribution by April 1st of the year after you turn 72.|
|You already received your 2020 RMD||
Keep in mind
The amount of a required distribution depends on how much you have in your account divided by your life expectancy. Check with the IRS or your tax professional for more information on how to calculate your distribution amount.
If the opening transaction was for a Stock, ADR, ETF, REIT or other equity security made prior to January 1, 2011 and was sold in the 2011 tax year or after, the security will be considered uncovered. Ally Invest will only report the sale proceeds and will not report the cost basis on a form 1099. Reporting cost basis for these trades will be the obligation of investors filing their taxes, as it was handled prior to the rule change.
If the opening transaction was for a Mutual Fund made prior to January 1, 2012 and was sold in the 2012 tax year or after, the security will be considered uncovered. Ally Invest will only report the sale proceeds and will not report the cost basis on a form 1099. Reporting cost basis for these trades will be the obligation of investors filing their taxes, as it was handled prior to the rule change.
If the opening transaction was for an Option or certain Debt Instrument made prior to January 1, 2014 and was sold in the 2014 tax year or after, the security will be considered uncovered, Ally Invest will only report the sale proceeds and will not report the cost basis on a form 1099. Reporting cost basis for these trades will be the obligation of investors filing their taxes, as it was handled prior to the rule change.
Accounts will default to FIFO (first-in, first-out) for cost basis matching. If you acquired multiple lots of the same security at different prices or on different dates, and you are only closing part of the position, then you may prefer to select a different tax lot method.
Ally Invest investors will have two options for the account default:
- FIFO (first-in, first-out)
- LIFO (last-in, first-out)
This selection initially defaults to FIFO; however, you can submit a change of this method through the new Tax Lot Allocation Tool. Call us at 1-855-880-2559 for help.
Yes. If an option is exercised or assigned, the option premiums will be reported or applied to the cost basis or sales proceeds. If you have questions about how option premiums affect the reporting or your stock transactions, consult your tax professional.
We'll still offer Maxit Tax Manager and our Gain & Loss Realized/Unrealized pages. However, these tools are independent of the new Tax Lot Allocation tool. If you decide to adjust a tax lot selection using the new Tax Lot Allocation tool and would like our Gain & Loss pages and Maxit Tax Manager to reflect the same selection, an you'll need to make an update to Maxit Tax Manager. Once you make a change in Maxit Tax Manager, Ally Invest’s Gain & Loss pages will typically update overnight. See Maxit Tax Manager FAQ's
Along with the reporting of purchase and sale information, we'll also be required to adjust the cost basis for wash sales and other security reorganization events that occur to covered securities held in the account. The reorganization events that you typically encounter which will require an adjustment are stock splits, mergers, and capital distributions.