Tax Center: Forms

Tax Form Reference Guide and Supplementary Tax Information

Here is a brief list of the types of tax forms Virtus Investment Partners provides mutual fund shareholders. 

1099-DIV: Dividends and Capital Gains Distributions

Who receives it: Investors in non-retirement accounts who received dividends and/or capital gains distributions over $10, regardless of whether they were reinvested or paid in cash. 

» Sample 1099-DIV Tax Form

» Additional 1099-DIV Tax Form Information

» 2020 Mutual Fund Distribution History

» Capital Gain Distributions Frequently Asked Questions

» 2020 Dividends Received Deduction ("DRD")

» 2020 Qualified Dividend Income ("QDI")

» 2020 Foreign Tax Information

Foreign Tax Credit, if applicable, will be shown in box 7 on 1099-DIV and is based on your share of the fund's foreign taxes paid. The foreign taxes paid are based on the income the mutual fund received from its investments in foreign corporations and the taxes the fund paid to foreign governments at the mutual fund level.

1099-INT: Interest Income

This information was previously provided on form 1099-INT for tax exempt (box 8) and Alternative Minimum Tax (box 9). It is now being reported to the IRS on Form 1099-DIV in boxes 11 and 12.

1099-B: Proceeds from a Redemption or Exchange

Who receives it: Investors who redeemed or exchanged shares in a non-retirement account.

» Sample 1099-B Tax Form

» Additional 1099-B Tax Form Information

Cost Basis

Cost Basis information is now provided on Form 1099-B and reports gains or losses generated from a sale or exchange of shares

Who receives it: Eligible investors in non-retirement accounts who receive a 1099-B. Virtus Investment Partners uses the Average Cost Single Category method to determine the cost basis.

Visit Tax Center: Cost Basis to learn more about cost basis changes effective January 1, 2012.

1099-R: Distributions, Including All IRA Conversions and Recharacterizations

Who receives it: Investors who took a distribution from a retirement account*, including those who converted a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. You will not receive this form if you transferred assets directly from one retirement account to another.

» Sample 1099-R Tax Form

» Additional 1099-R Tax Form Information

*Retirement accounts include Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Roth IRAs, Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plans, and SIMPLE accounts. Important note: By law, all personal tax information provided to you by Virtus Investment Partners is also been provided to the IRS, except average cost.

Form 5498: Contributions to IRAs

Who receives it: Investors who made contributions to traditional, Roth, SIMPLE, or SEP IRAs, including rollovers, conversions and recharacterizations.

» Sample 5498 Tax Form

1099-Q: Gross Distribution from Qualified Education Programs (Coverdell ESA)

Who receives it: Investors who made a redemption from a Coverdell ESA. Form 5498-ESA: Coverdell ESA contribution information Who receives it: Investors who made contributions to a Qualified Education Program (Coverdell ESA).

» Sample 1099-Q Tax Form

2020 Mutual Fund Tax Tables 

A reference for residents of states that do not tax mutual fund dividends earned on securities issued by the U.S. Government. 

» 2020 Earned Income From U.S. Government Obligations

Important note for residents of California, Connecticut, and New York: 
These states allow exemptions from state tax if a fund had at least 50% of its assets invested in exempt securities each quarter. Based on this requirement, none of the Virtus Funds qualify for exemption in these states.

Fund-Specific Tax Tables 

These tables report the percentage of dividends earned from tax-exempt funds by state.

» 2020 Virtus Tax-Exempt Dividends by State   

Need help with Virtus Investment Partners' tax forms?

If you don't see the form you received or need listed below, email or call us at 1-800-243-1574.

Tax questions?

Ask the IRS. 1-800-829-1040 -- or order the IRS' "Guide to Free Tax Services." 1-800-829-3676 or

Additional Information for Taxpayers

If you invested in a tax-exempt fund that paid exempt interest dividends during the tax year, we are required to provide you with Form 1099-DIV*.

*Form 1099-DIV is NOT provided for those distributions under $10.00. 

Distributions of $10 or more must be reported on your tax returns, whether you received cash or reinvested additional fund shares.

Shareholders with incorrect or missing Social Security Numbers (also called Taxpayer Identification Numbers) will be subject to the IRS required 24% withholding from all distributions and redemptions. If your Social Security Number is incorrect or missing from your tax form(s), please complete Form W-9 and send it to Virtus Investment Partners.

PO Box 9874
Providence, RI 02940-8074 
Fax: 1-508-599-6179

Virtus Customer Service

Download and print Form W-9 , or obtain one by calling us at 1-800-243-1574 or by visiting your local post office.

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