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What is a 1099-R?

Form 1099-R is used to report distributions from pensions, retirement or profit-sharing plans, annuities, any IRA or an insurance contract. A 1099-R form must be provided to the recipient and a copy mailed or e-filed to the IRS.

Why do I file Form 1099-R?

The IRS requires that all income is reported by businesses and individuals or penalties could apply.

Who needs to file Form 1099-R?

Any organization that has made designated distributions of $10 or more. See the official IRS instructions.

When do I file Form 1099-R?

1099-R forms are required to be mailed to the recipient by January 31, 2017 and e-filed with the IRS by March 31, 2017.

What to report Amount to report
Distributions from retirement or profit-sharing plans, any IRA, insurance contracts or IRA re-characterizations. $10 or more