Business · January 20, 2021

Public Storage Announces Tax Treatment of 2020 Dividends

GLENDALE, CA (STL.News) Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) announced today the tax treatment of the Company’s 2020 dividends.  For the tax year ended December 31, 2020, 100% of the distributions for the PSA common stock and all the various series of preferred stock were classified as ordinary income.  The Company did not declare a capital gain distribution, nor did it have any unrecaptured section 1250 gain for 2020.

The ordinary income dividends are not “qualified dividend income.”

For shareholders other than corporations the ordinary dividends are “qualified REIT dividends” under the qualified business income provisions enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

This release is based on the preliminary results of work on the Company’s tax filings and is subject to correction or adjustment when the filings are completed.  The Company is releasing information at this time to aid those required to distribute Forms 1099 on the Company’s distributions.  No material change in the classification is expected.