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Mailing Dates for Tax Forms and Statements

Fidelity provides tax statements and forms to our customers once we have received and processed all tax information for each account, in order to provide tax information that is timely and accurate.

Many people are familiar with the end of January deadline for W-2s from employers, but reporting deadlines for many types of accounts are actually later.

Fidelity generally mails and/or makes available online each type of tax form by its IRS deadline. However, as we have in the past, Fidelity has received an IRS 30-day mailing extension which will impact our mailing dates for some non-retirement (1099) Tax Reporting Statements. We requested this extension because some mutual fund issuers do not provide final information in time to meet the normal IRS mailing deadline. This extension makes it possible for Fidelity to send you the most accurate tax information available. Otherwise we would be required to send you corrected tax forms.

Tax Statement Mailing Deadlines

Statement name Accounts IRS mailing deadline
Tax Reporting Statement (Includes 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, 1099-OID, 1099-B, 1099-MISC) Nonretirement brokerage account, including a Fidelity Cash Management Account. S-Corps that sold a covered security will receive both a 1099-B and an Informational Tax Statement.

February 18

Note: Fidelity has received an extension until March 17 from the IRS.

Tax Reporting Statement (may include Form 1099-DIV and /or 1099-B) Nonretirement Fidelity Mutual Funds Account. S-Corps that sold a covered security will receive both a 1099-B and an Informational Tax Statement. February 18
5498 IRA January 31
5498 IRA, if you made a contribution for the 2013 tax year between January 1, 2014, and April 15, 2014 June 2
1099-R Retirement account (reports distributions, recharacterizations, etc.) January 31
5498-SA Health Savings Account January 31
5498-SA Health Savings Account, if you made a contribution between January 1, 2014, and April 15, 2014 June 2
1099-SA Health Savings Account (reports distributions) January 31
1099-Q 529 plan account distributions January 31
1099-OID Nonretirement brokerage account holding certain real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), financial asset securitization investment trusts (FASITs), and/or collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) March 17
2439 Brokerage or Fidelity mutual fund account holding a mutual fund or real estate investment trust that retained its long-term capital gains March 17
Supplemental mortgage pool statement Accounts holding a mortgage pool security (a kind of widely held fixed investment trust) with 2013 tax-reporting consequences March 17
1042-S Accounts held by a nonresident alien with U.S.-source income earnings (This statement is not available online.) March 17
K-1 Partnerships Fidelity does not provide this form; it is sent directly by the partnership.

Why you may not get a tax statement by mail

Fidelity produces and makes available tax statements and forms according to your account activity for the year. If certain income amounts were less than $10, you had no sales, redemptions, or withholding amounts, and your holdings paid no reportable foreign tax, the IRS does not require us to issue a tax statement. This is known as a de minimis rule. While we will not mail a tax form in this circumstance, nor send the information to the IRS, we will nevertheless post such a tax form on Fidelity.com and notify you by email (if we have your email address) when it is available. These forms have a de minimis watermark and are also labeled "de minimis" in the upper right corner of the first page.

Therefore, even if you got a certain statement last year and still hold the same account or securities, there may be no reportable activity for this year.

eDelivery and email notification

If you have elected eDelivery, we inform you by email once your form is available online. We also notify customers who have not elected eDelivery but have an email address on file, as the statements are usually posted online several days before they would arrive in the mail.

More about mailing and reporting

We send each tax form only after we have received all anticipated, relevant information. This may help you avoid having to change or amend your return. If we receive additional information after we send a tax form, we will send a corrected version.

IRS rules require us to send most tax forms for each Social Security number or tax identification number separately, even if they are mailed to the same address. Depending upon the types of holdings in the accounts, we may send tax forms for the same household at different times.

Additionally, please note that we must also provide the information on the IRS forms to the IRS.

If you have questions about your statement

Our Tax Statement Guides provide additional information and line-item explanations that you may find useful as you complete your tax returns.

Fidelity's Estimated Mailing Dates for Tax Forms

Fidelity makes tax forms available by mail or online as soon as we are able to provide accurate and complete information. In cases where we anticipate the receipt of adjusted data, we generally delay sending out the form until we can incorporate the information. In this way, we strive to ensure that only the most accurate form is sent, thus helping customers avoid having to amend a return. If you receive your form by mail, please allow an additional five business days for mail delivery.

Tax form Type of account Estimated mailing date
(subject to change)
5498 and 1099-R Fidelity Mutual Fund retirement accounts January 14, 2014
Brokerage retirement accounts January 21, 2014
Tax Reporting Statement
(May include forms: 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, 1099-OID, 1099-B, 1099-MISC)

Fidelity Mutual Fund accounts and Brokerage accounts which hold mutual funds or equities. If we anticipate adjustments to the tax lot data, your mailing date may be later.

January 27, 2014
Any remaining Fidelity Mutual Fund accounts or Brokerage accounts which hold mutual funds, equities, fixed income securities, or real estate investment trusts (REITs). If we anticipate adjustments to the tax lot data, your mailing date may be later. February 11, 2014
All remaining Brokerage accounts (except as noted below) whose holdings may include non-Fidelity mutual funds, foreign and domestic equities, fixed income securities, real estate investment trusts, unit investment trusts (UITs), original issue discounts (OIDs), and widely held fixed investment trusts February 18, 2014
Brokerage accounts which may hold securities incorporating late adjustments February 28, 2014*
Special UIT Tax Statement Mailing for Brokerage accounts which hold unit investment trusts March 14, 2014*
*Fidelity has received a mailing deadline extension from the IRS. Mailing some original forms by this date will mitigate sending a similar number of corrected forms. We apologize for any inconvenience that you might experience.

More information

  • Tax Calculators & Tools

    Fidelity’s offering of tax calculators can help you with tax planning.

  • irs.gov

    Find IRS forms, instructions, and publications on the IRS website.

  • Direct deposit your refund

    Get instructions for having your tax refund sent directly to your Fidelity account.

The tax information contained herein is general in nature, is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice. Fidelity cannot guarantee that such information is accurate, complete, or timely. Laws of a particular state or laws which may be applicable to a particular situation may have an impact on the applicability, accuracy, or completeness of such information. Federal and state laws and regulations are complex and are subject to change. Changes in such laws and regulations may have a material impact on pre- and/or after-tax investment results. Fidelity makes no warranties with regard to such information or results obtained by its use. Fidelity disclaims any liability arising out of your use of, or any tax position taken in reliance on, such information. Always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.