Excise Tax on Structured
Settlement Factoring Transactions
(Rev. December 2013)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
OMB No. 1545-1826
Information about Form 8876 and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form8876.
Date of receipt of structured settlement payment rights .
Number, street, and room or suite no. (If a P.O. box, see instructions.)
City or town, state or province, country, and ZIP or foreign postal code
Total undiscounted amount of structured settlement payments being acquired .
Total amount paid for the above structured settlement payment rights .
Factoring discount. Subtract line 2 from line 1 .
Tax. Multiply line 3 by 40% (.40)
Less: Tax paid with Form 7004 .
Tax due. Subtract line 5 from line 4. If zero or less, enter -0- .
Overpayment. If line 5 is greater than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 5
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
Print/Type preparer’s name
Title (if any)
Section references are to the Internal
Revenue Code unless otherwise noted.
For the latest information about developments
related to Form 8876 and its instructions,
such as legislation enacted after they were
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Purpose of Form
Use Form 8876 to report and pay the 40%
excise tax imposed under section 5891 on the
factoring discount of a structured settlement
factoring transaction. File a separate Form
8876 for each date on which you received
structured settlement payment rights in one
or more structured settlement factoring
Structured settlement. A structured
settlement is an arrangement:
• Established (a) by suit or agreement for the
periodic payment of damages excludable
from the gross income of the recipient under
section 104(a)(2) or (b) by agreement for the
periodic payment of compensation under any
workers’ compensation law excludable from
the gross income of the recipient under
section 104(a)(1); and
• Under which the periodic payments are (a)
of the character described in section 130(c)(2)
(A) and (B) and (b) payable by a person who is
a party to the suit or agreement or to the
workers’ compensation claim or by a person
who has assumed the liability for such
periodic payments under a qualified
assignment in accordance with section 130.
Structured settlement factoring
transaction. A structured settlement
factoring transaction is a transfer of
structured settlement payment rights
(including portions of structured settlement
payments) made for consideration by means
of sale, assignment, pledge, or other form of
encumbrance or alienation for consideration.
The following are not structured settlement
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• The creation or perfection of a security
interest in structured settlement payment
rights under a blanket security agreement
entered into with an insured depository
institution in the absence of any action to
redirect the structured settlement payments
to that institution (or agent or successor
thereof) or otherwise to enforce such blanket
security interest as against the structured
settlement payment rights.
• A subsequent transfer of structured
settlement payment rights acquired in a
structured settlement factoring transaction.
Structured settlement payment rights.
Structured settlement payment rights are
rights to receive payments under a structured
Factoring discount. The factoring discount is
the difference between the total undiscounted
amount of structured settlement payments
being acquired (line 1) and the total amount
paid by the acquirer to the person(s) from
whom the structured settlement payment
rights are acquired (line 2).
Qualified order. A qualified order is a final
order, judgment, or decree that:
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• Finds that the transfer of structured
settlement payment rights does not
contravene any federal or state statute or the
order of any court or responsible
administrative authority, and is in the best
interest of the payee, taking into account the
welfare and support of the payee’s
• Is issued under the authority of an
applicable state statute by an applicable state
court, or by the responsible administrative
authority (if any) that has exclusive jurisdiction
over the underlying action or proceeding that
was resolved by means of the structured
Who Must File
Generally, you must file Form 8876 if you
acquire directly or indirectly structured
settlement payment rights in a structured
settlement factoring transaction entered into
after February 21, 2002. However, do not file
Form 8876 if the transfer of structured
settlement payment rights was approved in
advance in a qualified order, as no excise tax
When To File
File Form 8876 by the 90th day following the
receipt of structured settlement payment
rights in a structured settlement factoring
If you need more time, file Form 7004,
Application for Automatic Extension of Time
To File Certain Business Income Tax,
Information, and Other Returns, by the due
date of Form 8876. Form 7004 does not
extend the time for payment of tax.
Where To File
Send Form 8876 to the following address:
Internal Revenue Service Center
Cincinnati, OH 45999
Rounding Off to Whole Dollars
You can round off cents to whole dollars on
your return and schedules. If you do round to
whole dollars, you must round all amounts. To
round, drop amounts under 50 cents and
increase amounts from 50 to 99 cents to the
next dollar. For example, $1.39 becomes $1
and $2.50 becomes $3.
If you have to add two or more amounts to
figure the amount to enter on a line, include
cents when adding the amounts and round off
only the total.
To amend a previously filed Form 8876, file a
corrected Form 8876 and write “Amended” at
the top of the form.
Interest and Penalties
Interest. Interest is charged on taxes not paid
by the due date at a rate determined under
Late filing of return. Generally, a penalty of
5% a month or part of a month, up to a
maximum of 25%, is imposed on the net
amount due if Form 8876 is not filed when
due. This penalty will not be imposed if you
have reasonable cause for not filing on time.
If you do, attach an explanation.
Late payment of tax. Generally, the penalty
for not paying tax when due is 1/2 of 1% of
the unpaid amount, up to a maximum of 25%,
for each month or part of a month the tax
remains unpaid. The penalty is imposed on
the net amount due. This penalty will not be
imposed if you have reasonable cause for not
paying on time.
For more details, see section 5891 and
Regulations section 157.5891-1.
Name and address. Enter the name shown
on your most recently filed federal income tax
return. If the Post Office does not deliver mail
to the street address and you have a P.O.
box, show the box number instead of the
Foreign Address. Follow the country's
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countries the postal code may come before
the city or town name. Enter the full name of
the country using uppercase letters in English.
Identifying number. If you are an individual,
enter your social security number. Other filers
should enter their employer identification
Line 5. Tax paid with Form 7004. If you filed
Form 7004 for the payment rights received on
the date shown on the top of this Form 8876,
enter the amount of tax paid, if any, when you
filed that extension application.
Line 6. Tax due. Make your check or money
order payable to “United States Treasury.”
Write your name, address, identifying number,
and “Form 8876” on the check or money
Line 7. Overpayment. The IRS will refund the
amount on line 7 (to the extent you owe no
Signature. For information on who must sign
Form 8876, see the instructions for the
signature section of your federal income tax
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