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Mar 11, 2022

Your Stash and Taxes: The (Super) Basics

By Stash Team

Here’s a breakdown of why you may or may not have tax documents from Stash, and where to find them.

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If you will receive Stash tax forms, they should be available on or before February 16, 2022 in the Stash app or on the web.

Before we begin, please note that nothing written in this article should be construed as investment, legal, or tax advice. Please address specific questions on taxes to a tax professional.

Now onto the (super) basics:

Taxes can be tricky. Between capital gains, dividends, interest, distributions, contribution limits, and multiple 1099 forms, your head can start to feel like it’s spinning.

Here’s a little info we thought might help when navigating what you may need to know, particularly if you’re investing for the first time.

Before we show you how to find your tax documents, let’s figure out if you have them.

You should have tax documents from Stash if:

  • You received dividend payments greater than $10 from your Stash Invest investments in 2021.1
  • You received more than $10 in interest on your Stash Invest account.
  • You made a withdrawal from your Stash Retire IRA of $10 or more, or
  • You sold an investment in your Stash Invest account in 2021.
  • You received dividends on any stock owned, or any stock sold.
  • You need to report certain income received by Puerto Rico taxpayers and Puerto Rico tax withholding.
  • You may also generate a form 5498 on June 1 if you made a contribution to your retirement account during 2021.

You likely won’t have tax documents if:

  • You received less than $10 of interest, and/or did not sell any investments before the end of 2021.
  • You have a retirement account with Stash and haven’t made any withdrawals.

What if I lost money?

Essentially, if you sold an investment, you should have a tax form, even if you sold an investment at a loss.

By February 16, 2022 you can check in the Stash app to see if your Form 1099-DIV and/or Form 1099-B are there. For a full list of possible forms and the dates you can expect to find them in your app, check this out: The 2022 Tax Season Dates You Need to Know.

Where do I find my Tax Forms?

To keep your information safe, our policy is not to email tax forms. Stash provides all tax forms securely online. You can access them through the Stash app by clicking here.

Or on the web by clicking here. And it is super easy. Here’s how:

The above link should take you to your documents. Once you’ve logged in, you can also click on your name in the top right corner of the screen, select Statements & Tax Documents, and then Tax Documents.

You’ll find your tax forms separated out by account. Now you’ve got the documentation you need to declare any income or loss you may have realized in your Stash accounts from the previous tax year.

Forgot your password? No problem. You can reset your password by selecting the ‘forgot password’ option below the sign in page.

Now is also a good time to make sure that all of your contact information is up to date in your Stash account, including your address, email, and phone number. This ensures all of your forms also have the correct details.

Voila! Your tax season for Stash is ready. The deadline for filing your taxes this year is April 18, 2022, instead of the usual April 15 deadline, because of a federal holiday. Taxpayers who receive an extension must file by October 17, 2022.

For more on deadlines and tax forms related to Stash Invest and Stash Retire, make sure to check out The 2022 Tax Season Dates You Need to Know.

For more information, visit Stash’s tax center.

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1Remember, not all stocks pay out dividends. And there’s no guarantee any stock will pay dividends in a quarter or year.
This article should not be construed as Tax advice. Please consult a Tax professional for additional questions.
This information is subject to change and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Stash does not provide legal or tax advice. If you have questions regarding your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax or legal professional.
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