Understanding your K1 form

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With the tax season in full swing, many of our accredited investors are in the process of submitting their tax documentation. Yieldstreet has been distributing Schedule K1 forms, and meanwhile fielding questions investors have about where the numbers reflected on those forms come from. The goal of this article is to give you a breakdown of the numbers on your K1, and where you can find them in your online investment portfolio.

Below we will address the Section and Fields which get the most questions from our investors.

Part I of your K1 contains information about the partnership

Part I deals with the Partnership information, which will be completed by Yieldstreet to identify the individual SPV name and tax identification number, depending on the investment opportunity that this K1 is for.

Part II deals with the Partner, or the investor. This part contains information about the investor’s participation in the opportunity.

Section J

Beginning capital – For most investors, this number will be 0%. If this is not the case for you, please refer to the FAQ below.

Ending capital – This percentage can be determined by taking the ratio of your allocation in a given investment to the total amount raised for the investment. For example, if you allocated $100K to an opportunity that raised $1M, your Ending Capital will be 10%.

FAQ: My Beginning and Ending Capital fields are different, how were they calculated?

Some investors will see both a Beginning and an Ending Capital in Section J. This is because certain opportunities opened prior to January 1, and were funded post January 1. Thus, the Beginning Capital reflected will be Amt Allocated/Amt Raised by January 1, and the Ending Capital will be Amt Allocated/Amt Raised post by December 31, 2016. For a detailed breakdown or if you have any questions, reach out to [email protected]

FAQ: My Ending Capital is 0%. How was this determined?

If the opportunity closed and was repaid during this tax year (by December 31, 2016), your Ending Capital will be 0%.

Section L

Beginning capital amount: This number will be $0 if the opportunity opened within the 2016 tax year. If the opportunity was opened before the 2016 tax year, the number reflected will show the amount invested prior to 2016.

Capital contributed during the year: This number will reflect how much you invested in the opportunity during the current tax year.

Current year increase (decrease): This number is determined by subtracting the Interest expenses (Part III/Field 13) from the Interest income (Part III/Field 6). To find out more about Interest Expenses, please refer to the section titled “Other Deductions” below.

Withdrawals and distributions: This number will be the total amount of principal and net interest distributions for the current year. You may get this number by going to the Reports section of your portfolio and adding up all distributions effective in the 2016 tax year.

FAQ: I have added up all distributions from my Portfolio, but my calculation does not match my K1.

On some occasions, there are distributions that were initiated prior to January 1, but did not hit an investor’s bank account until after January 1, and thus would not have been included in this tax year. All Yieldstreet transaction pages have an “Effective Date” on the Transaction tab in your Portfolio. To get the number reflected on your K1, add up all transactions that occurred with the effective date during 2016. The remaining distributions will be reflected on your K1 for 2017.

Ending capital account: This number can be calculated by adding up all the above, minus the distributions. It will be carried over into your 2017 K1 and will be reflected as the Beginning Capital Account.

Part III

Interest income: The interest you earned during 2016 on any given opportunity. It can be calculated by going into your Transactions tab and adding up all interest transactions with the effective date during 2016.

Other deductions: In some cases, earlier Yieldstreet opportunities which were pre-funded by Yieldstreet, accumulated interest from the opportunity while it was being filled by investors. Yieldstreet effectively earned that interest. When the opportunity closes, Yieldstreet passes on that interest to the opportunity’s investors in the form of a investment interest deduction.

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