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Hoskins Quiros Osborne & LaBeaume, CPA, LLC

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JANUARY IS A BIG MONTH!

 

Steep Penalties If Your 1099’s Are Late!

With sharply increased information reporting penalties in their second year (as high as $260 per late Form 1099), timely issuance of Form 1099s has become imperative for many businesses. The urgency for timely reporting is compounded by the continued presence of questions on Forms 1065, 1120, 1120S, and 1040, whether the taxpayer made any payments in 2016 that would require the taxpayer to file Form(s) 1099. Starting this year, taxpayers also face earlier deadlines for reporting W-2 and 1099 information to the Social Security Administration and the IRS.


 

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Penalties If 1099 Incorrect:

  • You MUST file a informationally correct  return by January 31st.
  • You MUST file electronically if you are required to file electronically. You will be penalized if you file on paper when  you were required to file electronically.
  • You must report a taxpayer identification number (TIN). AND IT MUST BE ACCURATE.
  • If you are required to file paper forms, they MUST BE legible and machine readable .
  • You MUST also provide a correct Payee Statement by January 31st!
  • The Payee Statement MUST contain all required information on the statement!
  • You can be penalized if you provide incorrect information on the Payee Statement

 


 

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Do You Need To File 1099-MISC?

The Form 1099-MISC is probably the most filed Form 1099 of the series. You must file Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, for each person (subject to the exceptions listed below) to whom you paid during the year:

  1. At least $10 in royalties or broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest;
  2. At least $600 in rents, services (including parts and materials), prizes and awards, other income payments, medical and health care payments, crop insurance proceeds, cash payments for fish (or other aquatic life) purchased from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish, or, generally, the cash paid from a notional principal contract to an individual, partnership, or estate;
  3. Any fishing boat proceeds; or
  4. Gross proceeds of $600 or more paid to an  attorney .

 



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The Cost of Inaccurate 1099's Varies

The penalty rates for failure to file correct information returns and/or to furnish correct payee statements depend on how late the correct Form 1099 is filed and can range anywhere from $50 per return to $260 per return. The per-failure penalty is $530 for a taxpayer who intentionally disregards the filing requirements for information returns and payee statements.



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Taxpayer Advocate Service Feed

NTA Blog: Need Help With Economic Impact Payment Issues? How TAS Can Assist Those That Qualify

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. en Español In our previous blog, we highlighted the IRS’s procedures to correct missing Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) and how TAS can assist some taxpayers. The table below sets forth ...

Blog de NTA: ¿Necesita ayuda con problemas de pago de impacto económico? Cómo TAS puede ayudar a quienes califican

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In English  En nuestro blog anterior, destacamos los procedimientos del IRS para corregir los Pagos de Impacto Económico (EIP) que faltan ...

TAS Tax Tip: Avoid Scams Offering Economic Impact Payments

Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Scammers are counting on confusion about the Coronavirus Tax Relief offered to taxpayers who are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). Taxpayers should be aware of the numerous scams designed to steal their money and personal information. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not initiate contact with taxpayers to request any personal or financial inform...

NTA Blog: Beginning August 10th, TAS Can Assist with Correcting EIP Amounts for Limited Groups of Taxpayers

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. en Español While the IRS has taken extraordinary steps to quickly issue almost 160 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) to eligible individuals, many eligible individuals are still waiting ...

Blog de NTA: a partir del 10 de agosto, TAS puede ayudar a corregir los montos de EIP para grupos de contribuyentes limitados.

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In English Aun que el IRS ha tomado medidas extraordinarias para emitir rápidamente casi 160 millones de pagos de impacto económico (EIP...

Tax Pros: Don't Miss the Taxpayer Advocate Service's 2020 Tax Forum Virtual Seminars

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The 2020 Nationwide Tax Forum is now online. Join the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) and thousands of other tax professionals in this new virtual environment. Earn continuing education credits by attending over 30 online educational seminars presented by IRS employees and members of professional associations. The online sessions feature the latest information from the IRS, news about tax law c...

TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for July 15 - Filing and Paying Taxes

Tue, Jul 14, 2020

 Don’t forget: The extended filing and payment deadline for 2019 taxes is Wednesday, July 15. Wednesday, July 15 is also the date when you must re-start any previously suspended payments. Filing 2019 Tax Returns All individual taxpayers and some business taxpayers must file their tax returns and pay any tax due by this Wednesday, if you didn’t already file earlier this year. ...

Blog de la NTA: Protección de los derechos de los contribuyentes que confían en las “Preguntas frecuentes” (FAQ) del IRS

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Suscríbase al Blog de la NTA y reciba actualizaciones sobre las últimas publicaciones del blog de la Defensora Nacional del Contribuyente Erin M. Collins. Se pueden encontrar blogs adicionales en www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In English Considere esto: en el curso de la preparación de su declaración de impuestos federales, se pregunta si un gasto particular es...

NTA Blog: Protecting the Rights of Taxpayers Who Rely on IRS “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs)

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. en Español Consider this: In the course of preparing your federal income tax return, you are wondering whether a particular expense is deductible. You go to the IRS website and find a “F...

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins releases her first Objectives Report

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins has released her first report to Congress, identifying taxpayer challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the IRS’s implementation of the Taxpayer First Act as priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) plans to focus on in the coming year. The report also analyzes ...