Form 1099 has a few important deadlines coming up now that the 2016 tax filing season is in full swing. Recipient copies of Form 1099 must be postmarked and mailed to your recipients by January 31, 2017. If you’re paper filing, you’ll need to have your forms to the IRS by February 28, 2017. If you’re going the easier route and e-filing, you have until March 31, 2017.
So now that you know when to file, check out your options for filing Form 1099 with ExpressIRSForms:
Form 1099-MISC is used to report miscellaneous income received by an individual for services other than a wage-paying job. In other words, this form is used to report payments rendered to non-employees, like sub-contractors, renters, prize winners, etc.
Those filing Form 1099-MISC this year for the 2016 tax year will need to pay special attention to its new deadline. If you’re filing Form 1099-MISC to report non-employee compensation in box 7, the form is due to your recipient and the IRS by January 31, 2017.
Form 1099-INT is used to report payments on interest income of $10 or more. Generally, this form is filed by banks or financial, mutual fund, or government institutions. There are certain exemptions for Form 1099-INT, however. You’re exempt from filing one for payments made to payees that are
- US agencies or states or possessions, including Washington, D.C.
- Corporations or tax-exempt organizations
- Archer MSA or Medicare Advantage MSA
- Health savings accounts (HSA) or Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)
- Registered securities or commodities dealers, nominees or custodians, brokers, or notional principal contract (swap) dealers
Form 1099-DIV is for dividends and distributions. It’s provided to investors by bankers and other financial institutions to report dividends and other distributions, like capital gains and exempt-interest dividends, of over $10 to payees and the IRS. There are only two exceptions for filing Form 1099-DIV and they are:
- Taxable dividend distributions from life insurance contracts and employee stock ownership plans. These distributions should be reported on Form 1099-R.
- Payments received by a broker resulting from a loan of a customer’s securities, which are reported on Form 1099-DIV.
Form 1099-R is used to report distributions from pensions, annuities, retirement or profit-sharing plans, IRAs, insurance contracts, etc. of $10 or more during the year. Most public and private pension plans not included in the Civil Service System can use Form 1099-R to report as well. Additionally Form 1099-R can be used to report certain death benefit payments from employers and disability payments from retirement plans.
Can’t Forget the Corrections
While we have every feature in place to ensure your filing is error-free the first time around, it never hurts to have back-ups. That’s why we also offer e-filing for Form 1099 corrections. And even if you didn’t initially file with us, you can still file corrections easily with ExpressIRSForms.
Corrections should be filed as soon as you notice the error or receive word that the IRS did. There are two types of corrections that can be made:
- Type 1: incorrect tax amount(s), code, checkbox, payee name, or to void a return.
- Type 2: missing/incorrect payee TIN, incorrect name or address, or the return was filed on the wrong form.
Typically, when Form 1099 is sent to the IRS via postal mail, a transmittal Form 1096 must accompany it. When you e-file, Form 1096 isn’t required. However, since you may need a copy for your records, when you e-file with ExpressIRSForms, we generate a copy based on the forms you file, which you can access in your account’s print center at any time.
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