where do I report the reinvested dividends from stock?

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    It's unclear what you are asking. 

    Reinvested dividends are reported as "income", just like dividends received in cash.  The fact that you reinvested the dividends does not change that.  All of that should be on your 1099-DIV that gets entered using the "Dividends on 1099-DIV" interview that's under the "Wages & Income" area.

    The reinvested dividends increase your basis in the stock or mutual fund that you own.  When you eventually sell the security you want to tell TurboTax about these reinvested dividends so that your gain or loss on sale is calculated properly.  Those reinvested dividends get added to the original purchase basis over in  the "Stock, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Other" interview that's available under the "Wages & Income" area.

    Tom Young

    • what if the stock is in an ira
    • No reporting is required for anything that goes on inside an IRA.

      Tom Young
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