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Virtus Mutual Fund Tax Form Reference Guides 

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

» 2023 Mutual Fund Distribution History (Excludes funds liquidated in 2023)

» Capital Gain Distributions Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 visit the IRS website

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.

Virtus Funds
P.O. Box 534470
Pittsburgh, PA  15253-4470
Fax: 1-833-782-4117

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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