File Current Year 1099-MISC
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Before you get started filing, here are some basic reminders:
Do I need to issue a 1099-MISC?
If you paid a contractor $600 or more to perform work for your business during the calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31), then yes, the IRS requires you to report that amount paid. This also applies to any broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest, as well as royalties, paid in the amount of $10 or more during the year. You are required to send the recipient a copy by Jan 31, 2014, and to file to the IRS by March 31, 2014 to avoid penalties.
While most 1099-MISC reporting is done to independent contractors, sometimes these are sent to individuals in a partnership, or those operating under a limited liability company which is treated as a partnership or sole proprietorship. Medical and health care payments, as well as attorney fees, also require 1099-MISC reporting.
Here is the official publication from the IRS.
What do I need to get started?
You will need your company’s and your contractor’s Name, Address, Tax Identification Number and the amount paid to the contractor. It’s easiest to collect this info by requesting contractors fill out a W-9 form; many companies do this on the outset of hiring a new contractor.
Penalties for Filing Form 1099-MISC Late
These penalties are in effect for the year 2014:
- $30 penalty for wiling a 1099-MISC 30 days or less late
- $60 penalty for filing a 1099-MISC more than 30 days late, and before August 1st
- $100 penalty for filing a 1099-MISC on or after August 1st
- $250 penalty for intentionally failing to file