What Is A 1099-MISC Form?
A 1099-MISC form is an IRS tax form typically used by businesses to report miscellaneous (non-salary) income exceeding $600 paid to non-employees, such as independent contractors, consultants, and landlords (i.e., rent payments).
The 1099-MISC form is also used to report prizes and awards, such as those won on TV game shows, as well as royalty, medical, healthcare, and attorney payments.
To report salaries paid to employees, use Form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement).
Who Should Fill A 1099-MISC Form?
The entity making the payment (i.e., the payer) should fill a 1099-MISC form. The payer should then mail the completed form to each non-employee.
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- You may need to create up to five copies of the 1099-MISC form:
- Copy A: For the IRS
- Copy 1: For the state tax department
- Copy B: For the recipient
- Copy 2: A second copy for the recipient (for filing tax returns)
- Copy C: For the payer
- Copy A: For the IRS
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When Are 2021 1099-MISC Forms Due?
Recipient copies (Copy B and Copy 2): For payments made in 2021, the payer should mail the forms to the non-employees before February 1, 2022.
IRS Copy (Copy A): If filing by mail, Copy A should arrive at the IRS by March 1, 2022. If filing electronically, the deadline is March 31, 2022.
A note about the IRS copy (Copy A)
Copy A (for the IRS) cannot be filed online under any circumstances, on any website.
You must mail an official scannable form the IRS. To order a physical Copy A of the 1099-MISC form for filing with the IRS, visit IRS’s Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns store.
You may print and/or mail all other copies (Copy B, C, 1, and 2) to their intended recipients.
1099-MISC Form Sample
Here’s what a 1099-MISC form looks like: