Posts Tagged ‘Form 1099’


2 Simple Questions That Taxpayers Will Need to Answer Carefully This Year

Do you file a Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business or Schedule E, Supplemental Income or Loss (From Real Estate or Partnerships)? If so, you will notice there are 2 simple questions that have been added to these forms. They are:

“Did you make any payments that would require you to file Form(s) 1099?”

“If “Yes,” did you or will you file … Continue reading »


It’s 1099-Reporting Time Again…

January 31st is the deadline to furnish Form 1099- Misc. to recipients.

The 1099-MISC form is used to report more than two dozen types of payments that must be claimed as income by the recipient. This category includes payments made by businesses as fees to attorneys, service providers and freelancers. Other types of payments covered by the 1099-MISC include reimbursement for auto expenses, awards and bonuses, commissions, prizes and vacation allowances for non-employees.


Rental Property Owners Get Relief from 1099 Reporting Requirements

Originally under the Small Business Jobs Act, those who received rental income from real estate were going to be considered, to be engaged in a business, and were going to be subject to the requirements to issue 1099 information returns.  This act was going to make owners of rental properties report payments totaling $600 or more during the course of the year for any expenses relating to these properties. The provision required even the smallest property owners — those who … Continue reading »


1099 Reporting Guidelines

January 31, 2011 is the deadline to furnish Form 1099-MISC to recipients.  The 1099-MISC form is used to report more than two dozen types of payments that must be claimed as income by the recipient.  This category includes payments made by businesses as fees to attorneys, service providers, and freelancers.  Other types of payments covered by the 1099-MISC include reimbursement for auto expenses, awards and bonuses, commissions, prizes, and vacation allowances for nonemployees.  A payer of rents and royalties must also … Continue reading »


The Difference between an Employee and an Independent Contractor

Employers must make a determination whether someone who works for them is an employee or an independent contractor.

To assist them with this, the IRS has issued the “Twenty Factor Test”.  Here are the tests an employer applies in order to help make this determination: