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Return of Capital

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Return of capital is a distribution from a fund not attributable to the fund's earnings. It generally occurs when a fund's distributions during a fiscal year exceed current earnings and profits as defined in IRS regulations for mutual funds. Fund distributions are paid based on earnings as defined by SEC accounting standards, which may differ from how the IRS defines earnings. A return of capital may be caused by a "temporary" difference between a fund's book earnings (SEC accounting) and earnings for IRS purposes.

This information is reported to you on Form 1099-DIV.

Return of capital distributions are reported in Box 3 on Form 1099-DIV. The amount of ordinary income is reduced by the amount of return of capital and is reported in Box 1a on Form 1099-DIV. Visit our Capital Gains Q&A for more information on how they are taxed.


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