Tuesday, January 10, 2017

There's Just One Month Left for Certain Payers to File Form 1099-MISC

If you’re reporting non-employee compensation in box 7 of Form 1099-MISC for the 2016 tax year, the time to act is now!

In just a few short weeks, the deadline for Form 1099-MISC for those reporting non-employee compensation will be here: January 31, 2017.

According to the 2016 general instructions put out by the IRS for Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, and W-2G, “Public Law 114-119, Division Q, section 201, requires 1099-MISC to be filed on or before January 31, 2017, when you are reporting nonemployee compensation payments in box 7. Otherwise, file by February 28, 2017, if you file on paper, or by March 31, 2017, if you file electronically.”

The recipient copy deadline for this form will remain the same. That means everyone, regardless of what they’re reporting on Form 1099-MISC, will need to have recipient copies mailed out by January 31, 2017.

You can get all of this done at once - and on time! - when you e-file 1099-MISC with ExpressIRSForms. We’re open for 2016 filing business, so once you sign up, all you need to do is fill in your 1099-MISC information and submit it securely through our IRS-authorized e-filing system. Before you send everything off, check the option to indicate you want us to mail your recipient copies for you, and we’ll send them out by the next business day.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get filing!

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And be sure to check back here for more info about filing changes and how to complete your filing with ExpressIRSForms!

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