It is Feb. 16 and I haven't received a 1099-b for some stocks that sold that last year. The stocks were sold because the company I had stock in (Questar) merged with another company and all Questar stock was bought out as part of the merger. These stocks were all purchased directly from the company.
I called the merged company to inquire about this yesterday, Feb. 15. I was connected with a guy who told me that it looks like Wells Fargo (who was in charge of administering the stock and issuing the 1099-b forms) hadn't posted any 1099-b forms yet. He said Wells Fargo might do so later that night and he'd call me back on Feb. 16 (today) to let me know if Wells Fargo had issued any 1099-b forms yet.
He called me today and said that, at least for as many accounts as he looked at, no 1099-b forms were issued. He called Wells Fargo and was told by them that there were some complications and that Wells Fargo had until March 15 to issue the 1099-b forms.
I would like to know, are there any situations in which issuers of 1099-b forms are given a later deadline of March 15 to issue those forms? I'm not asking if that makes sense specifically in this situation (although if you have comments about that I would appreciate it) but whether this is even a situation that can exist. Perhaps the situation with the company-wide stock buyout complicated things, though I don't see how.
Would a call to the IRS help encourage Wells Fargo to get these forms issued sooner?
Unfortunately I don't have enough information myself to accurately fill out the information on my 1040. The stocks were slowly purchased over decades via a dividend reinvestment plan.