Tax resource center

Tax management information to help you better engage with your clients.

Helpful tax resources

To aid you in year-end client conversations, we’ve compiled information to help your clients make meaningful changes that may optimize the impact of taxes on their portfolios and leverage tax advantages for long-term growth. From important dates to forms and tax-related resources, we have what you need to guide clients before, during, and after tax season.


Below is a list of resources that you may find helpful.

Fidelity mailing to RMD eligible clients

Required minimum distribution (RMD) reminder letters are normally mailed to all eligible IRA RMD account holders in September, and we usually communicate this information in the monthly Client Service newsletter and within our Tax Resource Center. However, after the CARES Act was passed, National Financial Services, LLC. decided not to issue RMD reminder letters in September, but instead issue an informational letter to IRA and retirement account owners who were RMD eligible to inform them RMDs have been waived for 2020, which was mailed to all RMD eligible clients on May 5, 2020.


View our sample letter.



The 2019 IRA contribution and tax filing deadline has been pushed back to July 15, 2020.  

2019 tax forms

Know when tax documents will be available online for your clients.  All forms are mailed within five business days of the online dates listed.

Tax form


Available online


Contributions and year-end market values for retirement



Distributions from retirement accounts



Resident and non-resident withholding tax statement


1st mailing: 1099-B

Accounts holding Fidelity Funds and securities with no anticipated reclassification


2nd mailing: 1099-B

Accounts holding Fidelity Funds, non-Fidelity Funds, and securities with income reclassifications to date


1099: INFO only (corporate)

1099 supplemental information for corporate and eligible exempt accounts


1099: Preliminary Tax Statement *For 3rd and 4th mailings

Preliminary tax forms for accounts in 3rd or 4th mailing cycle


3rd mailing: 1099-B *Primary Brinker Capital mailing

Brokerage accounts holding Fidelity Funds, non-Fidelity Funds, and securities with income reclassification completed to date


4th mailing: 1099-B

Brokerage accounts holding Fidelity Funds, non-Fidelity Funds, and securities with income reclassification completed to date



Brokerage accounts for non-resident aliens (NRA) which reports all US source income distributions, retirement distributions, and NRA taxes withheld

(mail only)

5498 (Spring)

Mutual funds and brokerage contributions and year-end market values to capture contributions made from January 1 to April 15 of the current year




Tax support guide

Tax support guide
Find key dates and resources including a tax calendar, FAQs, and important information. Click here.


Year-end key dates:

Date Tax season event

December 6, 2019

IRA periodic distribution plans (SWPs) scheduled to be made between December 11, 2019 and December 31, 2019 will be processed on December 6, 2019.  Modifications to December payments during this period are strongly discouraged.

December 13, 2019

Requests received after this date will be processed on a best-efforts basis

Deadline to submit requests to ensure 2019 processing:

  • RMD
  • Tax harvesting
  • Gifting
  • Manager and registration change
December 27, 2019 Deadline for one-time distributions via EFT in order to post by December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019

All trades must settle by this date to be available for distributions on December 31, 2019. Failure to allow sufficient time for trade settlement may cause distributions requested for 2019 to occur in 2020.

Tax insights and intelligence

  1. Realized/unrealized gain/loss reports: Reports detailing your client’s year-to-date unrealized and realized tax status are available at  To view these reports, select the client’s account from the accounts tab and follow these instructions:
    Realized gain/loss report
    1. Under the reports drop-down menu, select realized gain loss
    2. Select the appropriate registration in either the registration or manager tab
    3. Select the year and all months to run the report
    4. Export report to Excel
    Unrealized gain/loss report
    1. Select the holdings report
    2. Export the holdings report to Excel

  2. RMD report:  Reminder letters are mailed by Fidelity during the last week of September to all IRA account owners turning 70 ½ in 2019 regardless of whether they fulfilled the 2019 RMD. RMDs must be taken by December 31, 2019 and we recommend that all requests are sent by December 13, 2019.

    A comprehensive report is available for all eligible clients and can be accessed by visiting the reports tab from your My Brinker dashboard (see image below).



Tax report downloading
Clients can download tax reports for Quicken, TurboTax, H&R Block, or TaxAct.  Click here.

Tax management

Brinker Capital takes steps throughout the year to help your clients manage one of their largest costs.  Learn the actions taken by product, including information on tax harvesting.

Tax harvesting

Brinker Capital provides several opportunities to help clients lower their tax bill. 
Click the button below to learn more and to access the tax harvesting form. 


Please review your clients’ holdings report prior to completion of the form to confirm they benefit from tax harvesting. Clients are not automatically notified of tax harvesting; however, they have access to their tax information on our website. Due to the inefficiency in trading fixed income securities, Brinker Capital does not support year-end harvesting resulting from losses of these holdings. Additionally, investment managers will not sell any position where the unrealized loss amount is less than $1,000 on a specific lot purchased.

Dedicated support

The Brinker Capital client service team is here to answer additional questions, 800.333.4573 and select option 2.