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  • Writer's pictureBrian R. Schobel, CPA

IRS Updates: What’s New in 1099 Filing for This Year

It's time to get updated on the latest IRS rules for 1099 filings. If you're dealing with non-employee payments or other specific incomes, here’s what you need to know for this tax year:

New Changes and Rules:

  1. 1099-NEC Form for Contractors: If you paid $600 or more to freelancers or contractors, use the 1099-NEC form. This is now separate from the 1099-MISC form.

  2. Filing Deadline: Remember, the 1099-NEC forms need to be filed with the IRS and sent to recipients by January 31st.

  3. Revised 1099-MISC: This form is still around but without non-employee compensation. It’s used for other payments like rent, awards, or legal services.

  4. Going Digital: The IRS is encouraging electronic filing for these forms, making the process quicker and more efficient.

  5. Be Aware of Penalties: Late or incorrect filings can lead to penalties, so it’s important to file these forms correctly and on time.

Filing Tips:

  • Keep Good Records: Make sure you have accurate records of all payments made throughout the year.

  • Check Details: Double-check the taxpayer information for everyone you’re filing a 1099 for.

  • Ask for Help: If you’re unsure, it’s a good idea to get advice from a tax professional.

Staying on top of these IRS updates is crucial for smooth and compliant tax filing. Remember, when in doubt, seek assistance to navigate these rules.

For expert assistance with 1099 filings and other tax-related inquiries, feel free to reach out to BRS CPA. Our team is equipped to help you navigate the complexities of tax filings. Check us out:


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