If a brokerage company sells shares, concludes a barter or signs financial documents – he must know their contents to later on send sort of follow up letter to the person that had initiated a dial. So this is a fairly naive answer to what is form 1099-b is?


USA Form 1099-B is sent to people with whom transactions of a similar nature were committed and describes the profits and losses that the transaction have brought. There are several exceptions that are not necessarily being reported and some important rules for this tax form fill out.

What information is being processed through this document

Usually, a report includes data that you will input in 1040 D Schedule or Form 8949. Document helps to see wether you win or lose on your deal for instance if you sold a car that had significant price increment in past few years after you bought it originally – it will surely be a benefit. Also you can check out the state of deal – is it having short term consequences (period of action) or far longer assets. It is important to know that status of the deal since short ones have bigger amount of taxes.

Rules of proper use

Make sure to file separate 1099-B samples for each financial proces. It’s necessary to record:

  • Your and taxpayer’s EIN
  • Date of the deal
  • Corporation’s name
  • Transactions account number
  • CUSIP number (security measures)
  • Tax withholding (if any)
  • Info on exchange income
  • Regulated futures or foreign exchange contracts benefits
    unrealized proceeds or waste

MISC doc 1099 has many variants that are being applied to numerous kind of situations. B variant was created for shares reporting, concludes or barter.