JANUARY 17, 2020
2019 Year-End Distributions
Year-End Distributions of Capital Gains
AMERICAN FUNDS PORTFOLIO SERIES℠
AMERICAN FUNDS RETIREMENT INCOME PORTFOLIO SERIES℠
AMERICAN FUNDS TARGET DATE RETIREMENT SERIES®
Funds That Paid Special Dividends
Funds that invest in stocks of U.S. corporations and many of those based outside the U.S. pay dividends that qualify for lower tax rates. However, when a fund derives a significant portion of its income from sources such as interest, short-term capital gains and dividends from certain international corporations, a portion of its dividend does not qualify for reduced tax rates. Instead, that portion is taxed at the ordinary income rates. Funds that derive all of their income from investments in bonds, money market instruments and non-dividend-paying investments do not pay qualified dividends.
For most investors, the amount of qualified dividends received will be reported on Form 1099-DIV (mailed by January 31, 2020).
Funds That Paid Qualified Dividends
AMERICAN FUNDS PORTFOLIO SERIES
AMERICAN FUNDS RETIREMENT INCOME PORTFOLIO SERIES
AMERICAN FUNDS TARGET DATE RETIREMENT SERIES
Return of Capital
A portion of the income dividends distributed by American Funds Emerging Markets Bond Fund during 2019 was classified as a return of capital. See "Form 8937: Report of Organizational Actions" in our Tax Center at capitalgroup.com/taxes for more information. The actual amount of return of capital will be reported in Box 3 “Nondividend Distributions” of the 2019 1099-DIV (available late January).