If, as a nominee, you receive gross proceeds from selling stocks or bonds, you will need to issue a Form 1099-B to the IRS and the actual owner of the income. As with the interest and dividend income received by a nominee, rules are in place for completing your return so that only your portion of the net gain or loss from the sales is included in your income.
Forms 1099-INT and 1099-DIV that you issue as a nominee must be given to the recipients by January 31, while the deadline for giving Forms 1099-B to the other owner(s) is February 15. In order to avoid a penalty, copies of the 1099s need to be sent to the IRS by February 28. The 1099s must be submitted on magnetic media or on optically scannable forms (OCR forms). This firm prepares 1099s in OCR format for submission to the IRS along with the required 1096 transmittal form. This service provides recipient and file copies for your records.