Every business needs some kind of help. Businessmen generally hire people for different operations. For example, graphic designers are hired for creating logos for the business and customer service agents are hired for dealing with the sales. If these individuals are used in the form of contractors, they should be given form 1099-MISC. IRS 1099 MISC form is used by the IRS for businesses to report the payments that they make to people who are not employees but who have been paid in exchange for their services.
When is 1099 MISC Form Issued?
1099 MISC form is issued to someone in following situations:
- The contractor is paid $600 or more in 2016 tax year.
- Minimum $10 is paid in broker payments or royalties in lieu of tax-exempt interest or dividends.
- $600 or more is paid for services, rents, awards and prizes, health care and medical payments, other income payments, cash payments and payments made for the national principal contract to estates, individuals or partnerships.
- $600 or more is paid to a lawyer
IRS 1099 MISC is also used for reporting direct sales of minimum $5,000 of different consumer products to buyers for resale anywhere excluding permanent retail establishments. In addition to this, you will have to file form 1099-MISC for every individual from whom you have withheld some kind of federal tax income under backup withholding regulations irrespective of the amount you have paid.
10999 MISC Filing Due Date 2016 Tax Year
The 1099 MISC should be in the hands of the recipients by 31st January 2017. Nevertheless, if any substitute payments have been made in lieu of any proceeds or dividends to a lawyer, you have time till 15th February 2017 for getting the 1099 forms in the hands of the recipients. An important factor to consider in this circumstance is the mailing time. In case you are filing form 1099-MISC manually and you find no data in Box 7, you have time until 28th February 2017 for getting Copy A to the IRS. You have got time till 31st March, 2017 for getting Copy A to the Internal Revenue Service if you are filing form 1099-MISC electronically and you do not find any data in Box 7. In all circumstances, it is necessary for you to have the correct idea about 1099 MISC deadline. The 1099 MISC filing deadline is important in order to avoid penalties.
Who do I Send Form 1099-MISC?
As per 1099-MISC instructions, you need to issue the form 1099-MISC to every individual who has received a payment of minimum $600 in services, rents, awards, prizes and other income payments. There is no need to e-file 1099 for personal uses. 1099 online filing is one of the best options that you can go for.