The Form 1099 series is used when the taxpayer has received income from sources other than a wage-paying job. There are 11 different variations of the 1099 forms it is the type of income being reported that will determine what form will need to be filed. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file electronically with an IRS-authorized e-file provider like ExpressTaxFilings. With our simple and secure e-filing system you can e-file your 1099 forms and send them to your payees.
It typically takes 4-6 business days for the IRS to process Form 1099. One the form is accepted, the return will be sent to the email address provided to ExpressTaxFilings. The IRS requires you to keep copies of returns or be able to reconstruct the data, for at least 3 years, 4 years for the Form 1099, starting from the due date of the return.
At ExpressTaxFilings.com you will be able to e-file your 1099 forms (MISC, INT, DIV & R) directly with the IRS, and send them to your payees directly all from one place.
The Form 1099 Filing Process
Subcontractors, Rental Payments or Prize
Banking or other Financial Institutions
Dividents and Distributions
Depends on each state
WHAT IS REPORTED WHEN FILING FORM 1099?
The Form 1099 series consists of various returns used to report various types of income outside of wages, salaries, and tips. The specific type of 1099 Form you need to file is determined by the exact type of payments made. Generally, a 1099 is only required if the payment amount is greater than $600 during the calendar year.
E-FILING & TRANSMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
You are required to e-file Form 1099 if you have 250 or more returns to file. The 250-or-more requirement applies separately for each type of form. If you meet the requirements to e-file and fail to do so, you will receive a penalty from the IRS. You will need to obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) to file a 1099 form. You can apply for a TIN electronically at www.irs.gov.
When paper filing Form 1099, it is also required to send a Form 1096 which serves as an annual summary & transmittal for information returns. However, when you e-file any Form 1099 through ExpressTaxFilings, a 1096 Form is not required by the IRS.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR THE 2016 TAX YEAR
Provide Form 1099 to All Recipients
Deadline to paper file Form 1099 for 2016
Deadline to e-file Your 2016 Form 1099 with the IRS
Form 1099 Correction
The 1099 Correction Form is used to make a correction on the Form 1099 you originally filed. You can easily correct your various errors electronically through ExpressTaxFilings.com by following our step-by-step guidance.
If you filed electronically, Form 1099 is due by March 31, 2016. Corrections can be filed after the due date, however you will need to notify the IRS of the correction before submitting it.
Form 1099 Extension
You can get an automatic 30-day extension to file by completing Form 8809-Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns. No signature or explanation is required for the extension. However, you must file Form 8809 by the due date in order to get the 30-day extension. Under certain circumstances, a request for an extension of time may be denied. When a denial letter is received, any additional or necessary information must be resubmitted within twenty days of the date of the letter. You may request for an additional 30-day extension by submitting a second Form 8809.
The IRS will send you a letter of explanation approving or denying your request for an additional extension.
Form 1099 Penalties
If you are required to file electronically but fail to do so, and you do not have an approved extension with Form 8809, you may be subject to a penalty of up to $100 per return for failure to file electronically unless you have previously established reasonable cause with the IRS.