If you are a business and you pay contract labor, you must issue the contractor a Form 1099-NEC if: The amount you paid to the contractor is $600 or more for the year, and The contractor isn’t taxed as a corporation. If you pay with a credit or debit card, or via a third-party processor […]
More and more brokerages and making 1099s available ONLY online, meaning the client has to think to go out and retrieve the 1099s. So this time of year is a good time to make a note to verify what brokerage or investment accounts you have, find your login, and make a note to log in at tax time to check for 1099s.
Today I want to write about Form W-9 and when it’s used. My discussion will focus on the most-common usage of Form W-9, which is to collect information from contractors so a Form 1099 can be prepared. I will not be getting into other uses of the W-9. Who Should Fill Out a W-9 I […]
In tax terminology, an independent contractor is someone who performs services for a business but who is not an employee of the business.
In the tax world, the term “1099” refers to a series of reporting forms issued to recipients of certain types of income.
So why does the IRS care so much about employee vs. contractor? Two reasons. One is the penalties they can collect. The other reason is they usually collect more taxes when someone is treated as an employee, because a contractor can take business deductions which directly reduce taxable income.
Let’s continue our tour of the 1099 forms by talking about Forms 1099-LTC through 1099-SA.
The IRS says businesses must issue 1099s to veterinarians, even if the vet is incorporated.