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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.

I woudl NEVER change my tax return to match the 1099 when the 1099 was in error. Submit a correct return and retain good notes which explain the discrepancy. If/When the IRS comes calling, give the documentation and they will go away.

Ira
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