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I complain about this here every year. I have been finding errors on my 1099's almost every year for several years. While it is true that I sometimes invest in some funky companies, it is very frustrating. Ever since the rule allowing qualified dividends, I have seen problems, though some problems are not specifically related to that.

As I mentioned, I kept receiving amended 1099's from Ameritrade until March 22 last year. Not much hope of finishing my taxes early (and accurately) in that case. It is lucky that I waited until the last minute or I would have had to file an amended return.

If it isn't too much of a PITA, you might track down all of that info yourself -- figure out which companies paid you dividends, and contact them (or look at their web site) to figure out the tax treatment. Of course, there is a chance that it will be incorrectly reported on the 1099's, and never corrected, in which case you'll have to amend your returns anyway, because the IRS will want you to match the 1099's even if they're incorrect.

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