IRS Changes 1099-DIV

December 4, 2013

This year the 1099-DIV form, which is used by banks to report dividends and other distributions to both taxpayers and the IRS. A few changes have been made to the forms layout so some commercial software may have a few issues this year around.  These changes include:
  1. The size of recipient’s name field is smaller
  2. Account No. and 2 TIN not is withdrawn
  3. Increased field size for City or Town
Also, remember that each year revisions have been made to the 1099-div form and various others that warrant reading about. If you would like to see the history of revisions to date visit: For more details and for all other information pertaining to 1099-Div see:,-Dividends-and-Distributions.