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Will I have to pay taxes on the interest I earn in a cash account?

Yes, the interest earned in your cash account is subject to taxes. At tax time, we’ll provide you with a 1099-INT that reflects this information so that you can report it on your taxes. You should consult your tax advisor for additional information.

Note: If you participated in our Cash Beta that used a money market fund, the interest earned during that time period will be reported as dividends. At tax time, this will be reflected on a 1099-Div.

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Cash Account is offered by Wealthfront Brokerage LLC (“Wealthfront Brokerage”), a member of FINRA/SIPC. The cash balance in the Cash Account is swept to one or more unaffiliated program banks where it earns a variable rate of interest and is eligible for FDIC insurance. FDIC insurance is not provided until the funds arrive at the program banks. For more information on FDIC insurance coverage, please visit www.FDIC.gov. Customers are responsible for monitoring their total assets at each of the program banks to determine the extent of available FDIC insurance coverage in accordance with FDIC rules. The deposits at program banks are not covered by SIPC.

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