The Schedule K-1 reports each Unitholder’s pro rata share of AllianceBernstein Holding’s taxable income. This income is generally taxable at each individual’s ordinary federal income tax rate and should be reported on the individual tax return. (The Tax Fact Sheet provides more information and an example.) As a partnership, Alliance Bernstein Holding does not pay out dividends, but instead pays a quarterly cash distribution. The cash distribution is not considered to be taxable income or dividend income for the Unitholder but rather a return of capital. AllianceBernstein Holding’s cash distribution is not categorized by federal tax laws as dividend income, which is what a Form 1099 reports.
The cash distributions received from AllianceBernstein Holding should not be reported anywhere on the individual’s tax forms .