Form 1099 liquidating dividend
Dividends are distributions of corporate earnings, and can be paid on both common and preferred stock.
Dividends should be reported separately by payer (which can be a brokerage firm). Opening your own business is exciting and thrilling.It's everything that comes after the excitement and thrill has worn off that dictates whether a small business will make it or not.These distributions are actually a return of capital and reduce your basis in the stock, until all your investment is recovered.
If you buy stock in different lots at different times, you should reduce the basis of the earliest purchases first.
If you receive any non-dividend distributions that have to be reported as capital gains, you will need to use Form 1040.