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Reminder: 1099 Filing Deadline January 31, 2018

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 6:25 PM

This is a friendly reminder that this year's filing deadline for issuing 1099's is January 31, 2018. Now is a good time to get your books up to date and identify who will need a Form 1099. Don't wait until the last minute!

  • Do you or your business need to file a 1099? Generally, a 1099-MISC should be issued to any individual or entity paid $600 or more for nonemployee compensation, rent, prizes, awards and other types of income. This includes payments to attorneys, accountants, independent contractors, consultants, and web designers. Rent paid to a landlord is another reportable payment that is sometimes overlooked. You don't need to issue a 1099 to corporations (with some exceptions), or for payments made via credit card or a third party network.
  • What information do you need to file a 1099? The standard way to get the information you need to file a 1099 is to ask your contractor/vendor to fill out Form W-9. This form will provide you with all the information needed to file a 1099. It is always a good idea to obtain a W-9 from a vendor before you pay them. This way, you will have the information you need to file a 1099 without the hassle of tracking them down later.


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