What is a 1099-MISC?

  • A form typically used by business entities and self-employed individuals to report payments made to an independent contractor or vendor for services rendered.

Who should receive a 1099-MISC?  

  • Each independent contractor or vendor that you have paid at least $10 in royalties to or broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax exempt interest;
  • Each independent contractor or vendor that you have paid an aggregate of $600 or more to in rents, services (including parts and materials), prizes and awards, other income payments, etc;
  • Any fishing boat proceeds;
  • Aggregate gross proceeds of $600 or more paid to an attorney during the year (regardless of whether or not the law firm is a professional corporation), or;
  • Any individual from whom you withheld any federal income tax under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment.

Who else must receive a 1099-MISC?

  • A copy of every 1099 MISC you send to a vendor must also be sent to the IRS.

What are the deadlines?

  • January 31 all 1099s must be postmarked to the recipients.
  • February 28 all 1099s must be filed with the IRS (IRS allows 1 month to correct any errors on the 1099s before they receive the data).