Return of Excise Tax on Undistributed Income of
Regulated Investment Companies
(Rev. October 2016)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Employer identification number
Name of fund
OMB No. 1545-1016
For calendar year 20
▶ Information about Form 8613 and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form8613.
Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions.
City or town, state, and ZIP code
• Election under section 4982(e)(4)—Check this box if the tax year of the regulated investment company ends in November or
December and the fund elects to substitute its tax year for the 1-year period ending on October 31. See
instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▶
Investment company taxable income under section 852(b)(2) for
the calendar year determined without regard to the dividends
paid deduction and any gain or (loss) from the sale or exchange
of a capital asset (see instructions) . . . . . . . . . . .
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b Multiply line 2a by 98.2% (0.982) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3a Grossed up required distribution for the previous calendar year.
Add lines 1a and 2a (using amounts for the previous calendar
year) increased by the prior year’s shortfall (if any), as defined in
section 4982(b)(2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
b Distributed amount for the previous calendar year under section
4982(c) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
c Subtract line 3b from line 3a. If zero or less, enter -0- . . . . . . .
b Multiply line 1a by 98% (0.98) . . . . . . . .
2a Capital gain net income under section 4982(e)(2) for
period ending on October 31 of the calendar
instructions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Required distribution. Add lines 1b, 2b, and 3c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deduction for dividends paid under section 561 during the calendar year, excluding exemptinterest dividends (see instructions). Include deficiency dividends as defined in section 860(f),
but only if paid during the calendar year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amount on which tax is imposed under sections 852(b)(1) or 852(b)(3)(A) for any tax year
ending in or with the calendar year (see instructions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7a Distributed amount for the previous calendar year under section
4982(c). Enter amount from line 3b . . . . . . . . . . .
b Grossed up required distribution for the previous calendar year.
Enter amount from line 3a
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c Subtract line 7b from line 7a. If zero or less, enter -0- . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tax and Payments
Distributed amount. Add lines 5, 6, and 7c .
Undistributed income. Subtract line 8 from line 4. If zero or less, enter -0Excise tax on undistributed income. Multiply line 9 by 4% (0.04) . . . .
Tax paid with extension of time to file (Form 7004) . . . . . . . .
Tax due. Subtract line 11 from line 10. See instructions . . . . . . .
Overpayment. Subtract line 10 from line 11
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return, including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is
true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than taxpayer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.
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Signature of officer
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Cat. No. 63985M
8613 (Rev. 10-2016)
Form 8613 (Rev. 10-2016)
Who Must Sign
Section references are to the Internal
Form 8613 must be signed and dated by
the president, vice president, treasurer,
assistant treasurer, chief accounting
officer, or by any other officer (such as
tax officer) authorized to sign. Receivers,
trustees, or assignees must also sign
and date any return filed on behalf of a
Period covered. Show the calendar year
for which the return is filed at the top of
the form. Figure income on a calendar
year basis even if the fund files its
income tax return and keeps its books
and records on a fiscal year basis.
The IRS has created a page on IRS.gov
for information about Form 8613, at
about any future developments affecting
Form 8613 such as legislation enacted
after we release it will be posted on that
Purpose of Form
Use Form 8613 to figure and pay the
excise tax on undistributed income
under section 4982. The tax is 4% of the
excess, if any, of the required
distribution over the distributed amount.
Also use Form 8613 to make the
section 4982(e)(4) election.
Who Must File
Any regulated investment company (RIC)
that is liable for the tax on undistributed
income or that makes an election under
section 4982(e)(4) must file Form 8613. A
RIC that makes this election must file the
form even if no tax is due.
If a RIC has more than one fund, each
fund files a separate Form 8613. The
term “fund” refers to a series fund as
defined in section 851(g) and to any RIC
that does not have more than one
portfolio of assets.
Exemption. The tax does not apply to
funds in which all the shareholders
during the year were certain trusts or
segregated asset accounts of a life
insurance company. Shares attributable
to an investment of no more than
$250,000 made in connection with the
organization of the RIC will not prevent
the RIC from qualifying for this
exemption. See section 4982(f).
When and Where To File
File Form 8613, with the Internal
Revenue Service Center where the
fund’s income tax return is filed, by
March 15 following the calendar year in
which the tax liability applies.
Extension of time to file. File Form
7004, Application for Automatic
Extension of Time To File Certain
Business Income Tax, Information, and
Other Returns, to request an extension
of time to file. Filing Form 7004 does not
extend the time for payment of tax.
To amend a previously filed Form 8613,
file a corrected Form 8613 and write
“Amended” at the top of the form.
Note: If this return is being filed for a
series fund (see section 851(g)(2)), the
return may be signed by any officer
authorized to sign for the RIC in which
the fund is a series.
Rounding Off to Whole
The fund may show amounts on the
return as whole dollars. To do so, drop
any amount less than 50 cents and
increase any amount from 50 cents
through 99 cents to the next higher
Interest and Penalties
Interest. Interest is charged on taxes
paid late even if an extension of time to
file is granted. Interest is also charged on
penalties imposed for failure to file,
negligence, fraud, and substantial
understatements of tax from the due
date (including extensions) to the date of
payment. The interest charge is figured
at a rate determined under section 6621.
Late filing of return. A fund that doesn’t
file its tax return by the due date,
including extensions, may have to pay a
penalty of 5% of the unpaid tax for each
month or part of a month the return is
late, up to a maximum of 25% of the
unpaid tax. The minimum penalty for a
return that is over 60 days late is the
smaller of the tax due or $205.
The penalty won’t be imposed if the
fund can show that the failure to file on
time was due to reasonable cause. If the
fund receives a notice about penalties
after it files its return, send the IRS an
explanation and we will determine if the
fund meets the reasonable cause
criteria. Do not attach an explanation
when the return is filed.
Late payment of tax. A fund that
doesn’t pay the tax when due may be
penalized ½ of 1% of the unpaid tax for
each month or part of a month the tax is
not paid, up to a maximum of 25% of the
unpaid tax. This penalty won’t be
imposed if the fund can show that the
failure to pay on time was due to
Other penalties. Other penalties can be
imposed for negligence, substantial
understatement of tax, and fraud. See
sections 6662, 6662A, and 6663.
Address. Include the suite, room, or
other unit number after the street
address. If the Post Office does not
deliver mail to the street address and the
fund has a P.O. box, show the box
Election under section 4982(e)(4). This
election is available to funds whose tax
years end in November or December. If
the fund qualifies, it may substitute its
tax year for the 1-year period ending on
If the RIC makes the election, Form
8613 must be filed even if no tax is due.
The election is made no later than the
time for filing Form 8613 (including
extensions) for the year in which the
election will apply. Once made, the
election is revocable only with IRS
Line 1a. Include on this line the following
types of income.
1. Adjustments that result in the
distribution of deficiency dividends
under section 860(f) for the year in which
the dividends are paid.
2. If a RIC is a partner in a partnership,
recognize the fund’s share of partnership
ordinary income (loss) and deductions at
the same time they are taken into
account by the partnership, regardless of
the fund’s tax year or the tax year of the
partnership in which the fund is a
partner. See Rev. Rul. 94-40, 1994-1
Also see Rev. Proc. 94-71, 1994-2
C.B. 810, for the circumstances under
which the IRS will not challenge the
method used by a fund to account for
partnership items when its required
distribution is determined under section
3. Any foreign currency gain or loss
attributable to a section 988 transaction
that would be properly taken into
account for the part of the calendar year
after October 31 is taken into account in
the following year. If the RIC makes an
election under section 4982(e)(4), the last
day of the fund’s tax year is substituted
for October 31.
Form 8613 (Rev. 10-2016)
4. Ordinary gain or loss from a
disposition of stock in a passive foreign
investment company is determined as if
the fund’s calendar year tax year ended
on October 31. Gain or loss for the part
of the calendar year after October 31 is
taken into account in the following year.
If the section 4982(e)(4) election is made,
the last day of the fund’s tax year is
substituted for October 31.
Election to defer certain ordinary
losses. For calendar years beginning
after December 31, 2010, a RIC may
elect under section 4982(e)(7) to
determine its ordinary income for the
calendar year by deferring its net
ordinary loss (figured without regard to
specified gains and losses taken into
account under section 4982(e)(5))
attributable to the portion of the calendar
year that begins after the tax year. If this
election is made, any amount of the net
ordinary loss not taken for a calendar
year will be treated as arising on the first
day of the following calendar year. For
more information, see section 4982(e)(7).
If the RIC makes the election under
section 4982(e)(4), substitute the fund’s
tax year for the 1-year period ending on
October 31. A special rule applies,
however, to the first year the fund
makes the election if that year is not the
first year the fund is subject to the tax
under section 4982. For that year, capital
gain net income is figured for the period
beginning on November 1 of the year
immediately preceding the election year
and ending on the last day of the first tax
year for which the election was made.
Line 5. Enter dividends paid during the
calendar year. Include dividends
declared in October, November, or
December of that calendar year that are
payable to shareholders of record on a
specified date in one of these months,
but only if actually paid by the fund
during January of the following calendar
year. See section 852(b)(7). Do not
include other dividends paid after the
close of the calendar year.
To make the election, attach a
statement to the return for the year in
which the election will apply indicating
the RIC is electing to defer its net
ordinary loss under section 4982(e)(7)
and specifying the amount of the net
ordinary loss that the RIC is electing to
Line 6. Line 6 is the total of the following
amounts figured for the tax year of the
fund ending in or with the calendar year
for which this return is filed.
Line 2a. Include on this line the following
2. Undistributed capital gains
designated under section 852(b)(3)(D)
from Form 2438, line 11.
1. Capital gain net income from
deficiency dividends referred to in line 1a
2. The fund’s share of partnership
capital gain net income taken into
account at the same time as it is taken
into account by the partnership,
regardless of the fund’s tax year or the
tax year of the partnership in which the
fund is a partner.
If the RIC does not make the section
4982(e)(4) election, capital gain net
income is figured on the basis of a
1-year period ending on October 31 of
the calendar year.
1. Taxable income from Form
1120-RIC, Part I, line 26, and the amount
subject to tax on Form 1120-RIC, Part II,
line 3; and
Tax and Payments
Line 12. Full payment of the tax due on
line 12 must be attached to this return.
Make the RIC’s check or money order
payable to the “United States Treasury.”
The RIC can pay the tax electronically
itself or arrange for an electronic funds
transfer through a trusted third party.
Generally, electronic funds transfers are
made using the Electronic Federal Tax
Payment System (EFTPS). To get more
information about EFTPS or to enroll in
EFTPS, visit www.eftps.gov, or call
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