1099-CAP Form (Changes in Corporate Control and Capital Structure)

Purpose of Filing Form 1099-CAP

File Form 1099-CAP, Changes in Corporate Control and Capital Structure, for shareholders of a corporation if control of the corporation was acquired or it underwent a substantial change in capital structure. Form 1099-CAP is furnished to shareholders who receive cash, stock, or other property from an acquisition of control or a substantial change in capital structure.

Who must file?

Any broker who holds shares on behalf of a customer in a corporation that the broker knows or has reason to know based on readily available information has engaged in a transaction of acquisition of control or substantial change in capital structure must file Form 1099-B unless the customer is an exempt recipient. Readily available information includes information from a clearing organization, such as the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

Penalties for Failure To File

The penalties under section 6652(l) for failure to file information returns under section 6043(c) apply. For purposes of the section 6652(l) penalty, Form 8806 and all Forms 1099-CAP required to be filed are treated as one return. Thus, the penalty will not exceed $500 for each day the failure continues, up to a maximum of $100,000, for any acquisition of control or any substantial change in capital structure. If a corporation (transferor) transfers all or substantially all of its assets to another entity (transferee) and is required to file Form 1099-CAP, the transferor must satisfy the reporting requirements. If the transferor fails to file Form 1099-CAP, then the transferee must meet the filing requirements. If the filing requirements are not met by either the transferor or transferee, then both are jointly and severally liable for the applicable penalties.