Why did I not receive a 1099-DIV even though I received dividends?

A 1099-DIV form reports dividends a customer received during the year. You will receive a 1099-DIV if your dividends amount to $10 or more over the course of the year. Even if the amount of dividends received is below $10, the 1099-DIV is required if there were any foreign or federal taxes paid.

Find your total dividends by logging in and filtering by “Dividends” for the previous calendar year. You can then download a CSV statement to total up dividend activity for that year.

Please note that while Betterment is not required to issue you a 1099 if you earned a relatively small amount of income from your account, taxpayers are still required under IRS rules to report and pay taxes on any earned income.