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The Form 1099 series consists of various forms called "Information Returns" by the IRS. These forms report specific payments a business makes to anyone other than a regular employee during the year. Examples include:
While the IRS does add or remove forms year to year, there are around twenty different types of Form 1099s. Most recent, including Form 1099-NEC, Form 1099-MISC, Form 1099-INT, Form 1099-K, etc. Each 1099 tax form is known to report various income types or transactions made to taxpayers during the year. Some of the most common 1099s include:
IRS Form 1099-NEC is utilized by individuals or businesses to document payments of $600 or more made to non-employees, such as self-employed workers, freelancers, or independent contractors, during a calendar year.
Form 1099-MISC is well known for its popularity in reporting specific Miscellaneous payments made to non-employees for the services provided during the calendar year.
Form 1099-K is a tax return document issued by the IRS, which payment settlement entities use to report commercial payments of $600 or more made to individuals or businesses via payment cards (credit/debit cards) or third-party network transactions (such as PayPal or Venmo), irrespective of the total number of transactions within a calendar year.
Form 1099-INT is utilized to report interest income and must be filed by the payer if they have paid $10 or more in interest.
Form 1099 DIV documents dividends and distributions paid to individuals based on their investments. Banks and financial institutions commonly use this form.
Additional 1099 forms include Form 1099-R for reporting distributions from retirement plans, Form 1099-S for real estate transactions, Form 1099-B for broker and barter exchange transactions, Form 1099-C for canceled debts, Form 1099-G for government payments, and Form 1099-PATR for cooperative dividends.
IRS Form 1099-R reports distributions of at least $10 from retirement plans, annuities, pensions, or other profit-sharing arrangements, providing information on the amounts received by an individual during the tax year.
Form 1099-S reports the proceeds from real estate transactions and reports the sales or exchange of real estate.
Form 1099-B reports the proceeds from the broker and barter exchange transactions. The recipients include each person to whom the recipient sold the stocks or commodities for cash. In addition, Form 1099-B reports stock acquisition of control or capital structure changes.
Lenders that have canceled an individual's $600 or more debt during a tax year must file Form 1099-C with the IRS and provide copies to the debtor.
Federal, state, and local governments that issue payments to individuals—such as unemployment benefits, income tax credits, refunds or offsets, RTAA payments, taxable grants, and agricultural subsidies—must submit Form 1099-G.
Cooperatives must file Form 1099-PATR if they have distributed at least $10 in patronage dividends or any disbursements specified in section 6044(b). Additionally, they must report any federal income taxes withheld under the backup withholding rules on Form 1099-PATR.
If you need more time to file your Form 1099 online, request an extension using Form 8809. Pending the IRS approves your request, employers are granted an additional 30 days to file 1099s with the IRS. Under the current specifications, extensions do not apply to Form 1099-NEC non-employee compensation.
Form 1099s must be distributed to the recipient on or before January 31st
Paper filing must be filed with the IRS on or before February 28th
Form 1099s must be e-filed directly to the IRS on or before March 31st
Visit our deadlines article to learn more about Form 1099 due dates.
Note: If the filing deadline lands on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date will automatically be extended to the following business day.
The exception to these deadlines above is for filing Form 1099-NEC. Depending on the filing method, there is a month's advancement on the recipient and IRS copies being January 31st. Get started with BoomTax and file your 1099 with the IRS, state, and mail recipient copies on time. Get Started Now
If you find errors after filing your 1099 return with the IRS, promptly correct the information and submit the corrected Form 1099 and Form 1096 to the IRS. Also, provide your recipient with an updated 1099 showing the updated details. If you need to correct any state or local tax department information, file the form with the appropriate agencies, not the IRS.
Certain states require the filing of Form 1099 to report state withholding. The specific requirements for submitting Form 1099 to your state vary, depending on the state. Once you've fulfilled your state's requirements, your 1099 filing is considered complete.
Please visit the State Filing Requirements to verify your state's filing requirements.
Each Form 1099 has five different copies with their specific purpose:
IRS copy for paper filing.
Filed with the State Tax Department.
Recipient state copy used for state income tax reporting.
Payer's copy for their records.
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Suppose you have any mistakes on your previously submitted Form 1099. In that case, rectifying them, submitting an amended form to the IRS, and providing the updated forms to the recipient is essential.
Employers can address two distinct types of errors in Form 1099 corrections, Type 1 and Type 2:
Type 1 errors involve:
Type 2 errors involve:
You must file Form 1096 with the corrected return unless you're filing the correction electronically.
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To correct payer information on Form 1099, send a written statement to the IRS with the following details:
To the address:
Internal Revenue Service
230 Murall Drive
Kearneysville, WV 25430
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Failing to file Form 1099 by the deadline or meeting the deadline but providing incorrect recipient information can result in IRS penalties ranging from $60 to $630, depending on how late the form is submitted.
1099 penalties may be subject to the following:
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BoomTax and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors prior to engaging in any transaction.