What Is 1099 Cash Liquidation Distribution?
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A cash liquidation distribution, also known as a liquidating dividend, is the amount of capital returned to the investor or business owner when a corporation is partially or fully liquidated. When a company goes out of business and its assets are liquidated, the firm either issues non-cash liquidating distributions, cash liquidating distributions, or both. The distributions are returned to investors per the capital structure of the business. If money is left after paying bondholders, stockholders are paid a portion of the money. Distributions to investors up to their cost basis—the amount invested, including commissions and fees—in the stock is considered a non-taxable return of principal.
Liquidation of an LLC
A liquidating distribution or liquidating dividend is a type of nondividend distribution made by a corporation or a partnership to its shareholders during its partial or complete liquidation. Instead, the entire amount of shareholders' equity is distributed. This is usually the case in bankruptcy liquidations. Creditors are always senior to shareholders in receiving the corporation's assets upon winding up.
A corporation in the process of liquidation must return invested money to shareholders. Internal Revenue Service Form DIV, Dividends and Distributions, is a recordkeeping document that shows stock distributions received during the year. While corporations most often issue DIVs to report stock dividend distributions, it can also be used to report nondividend distributions, including money a corporation returns to an investor during the liquidation process. Corporations can fold either by dissolution or complete liquidation. If the governing state allows dissolved corporations to retain assets, the corporation can continue to exist.