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Updated for 2021

Filing Your 2020 Taxes: A Betterment Guide

Resources to help your prepare your taxes as a Betterment customer.

A Guide to Filing Your 2020 Taxes

Resources to help your prepare your taxes as a Betterment customer.

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Top Dates Investors Should Know for 2021

Unlike the rules for banks or employers, the government guides investment services to distribute their main tax forms in mid-Feb. This means you can expect your 1099-B and DIV forms no sooner than Feb. 16.

Deadlines that occur on weekends or holidays like President’s Day are pushed to the next business day.


Betterment is not a tax advisor, nor should any information herein be considered tax advice. Please consult a qualified tax professional.

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