AB Tax Center

AB's Tax Center provides you with the information you need for tax season:

  • Access to tax resources to help you prepare
  • Tax guides to help you understand tax rules
  • Tax form details, including mailing dates so you know when to expect them

Tax Resources

Capital Gains Distributions

Review estimates of the capital gains distributions scheduled to be paid for the Funds.

2021 Capital Gain Estimates


Review estimates of the special income dividend scheduled to be paid for the Funds.

2021 Special Income Dividend Estimates

Cost Basis Reporting

Familiarize yourself with the new Cost Basis Reporting requirements.

Cost Basis Reporting Overview

Retirement Plans

Familiarize yourself with the IRS dollar limits on 401(k)s, SIMPLE IRAs and other qualified retirement plans.

Retirement Plan Limits

Tax Forms
If you have... You'll receive... Which...
Taxable Mutual Fund Account 1099-DIV
(mailed late January)
Details ordinary and qualified dividends, capital gains distributions, federal income tax withheld and foreign taxes paid.
Taxable Mutual Fund Account 1099-B
(mailed late January)
Details sales and exchanges of fund shares, including the date of each sale, the number of shares sold, and the share price and dollar amount of each transaction. It also lists the cost basis and gain or loss for many accounts.
IRA or Other Retirement Account 1099-R
(mailed late January)
Details the distributions from your IRA and other retirement plans (including Traditional, Roth, SEP and SIMPLE IRAs).
Coverdell ESAs 1099-Q
(mailed late January)
Coverdell ESA account holders receive details on the fair market value of their holdings as of December 31.
IRA 5498
(mailed late May)
Traditional, SEP and SIMPLE IRA account holders receive details on their regular and rollover contributions. IRA account holders also receive details on any contributions that have been recharacterized. Roth IRA account holders receive details on their regular, rollover and conversion contributions. All accounts receive details about fair market value as of December 31. If you turn 70½ or older next calendar year, you’ll receive an indication whether you must take a Required Minimum Distribution.
Coverdell ESAs 5498-ESA
(mailed late April)
Details contributions and transfers to Coverdell ESAs. (This form is sent to the person who benefits from the account, not the person who contributes the money.)