IRS Form 1099 NEC E-filing Deadline is February 1, 2021
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What Information is Required to E-file Form 1099 NEC Online?
- 1. Payer Details: Name, TIN, and Address
- 2. Recipient Details: Name, TIN, and Address
- 3. Nonemployee compensation
4. Federal income tax withheld
- a. Federal Details: Miscellaneous Incomes and Federal Tax Withheld
- 5. State Filing Details: State Income, Payer State Number, and State Tax Withheld
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is IRS Form 1099-NEC?
Form 1099-NEC is used to report payments made to nonemployees or independent contractors for their work. Previously, this was reported in box no 7 of Form 1099-MISC. Now, the IRS has separated box 7 from Form 1099-MISC by reintroducing Form 1099-NEC.
For the tax year 2020, the payer must use Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation of $600 or more paid to the contractors for their service. The following payments should be reported in Form 1099-NEC.
- Other forms of compensation for service
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Who Is Required To File Form 1099-NEC?
Payers must file Form 1099-NEC under the following conditions
- You made payments of at least $600 or more to the payee during the year.
- You made payments to individuals who are not on your payroll.
- You paid an individual, estate, partnership, or corporation.
- You made payments for services related to your trade or business.
When is the deadline to file Form 1099-NEC?
It is mandatory to file your Form 1099-NEC before the deadline to avoid penalties. Usually, the deadline to file Form 1099-NEC is January 31. If any filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, you may file your return on the next business day.
For the tax year 2020, the deadline for filing Form 1099-NEC is February 1, 2021. On or before the deadline, you must send Copy A to the IRS and Copy B to the independent contractor, a recipient. Then, keep a Copy C for your business records, and Copy 1 should be sent to the state department if needed.
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What are the Boxes in Form 1099-NEC?
IRS Form 1099-NEC comprises 7 boxes and other columns to enter various information. Let's see the complete explanation below.
Box 1: Nonemployee compensation
Enter nonemployee compensation of $600 or above in this box, including fees, commissions, prizes, awards, and other compensation forms.
Box 4: Federal Income Tax withheld
Fill in the backup withholding. For instance, if the recipient has not furnished their TIN, you have to withhold a certain portion from the amount and report in box 1.
Box 5 - 7: State information
Use these boxes to enter your state information.
- Box 5 - Enter the state income tax amount withheld from the payment.
- Box 6 - Enter the abbreviated state name and payer's state identification number.
- Box 7 - Enter the State income.
Note: If you have not withheld any state income tax, you can leave these boxes empty.
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Are there any exemptions to filing Form 1099 NEC?
There are some cases in which you are exempt from filing Form 1099-NEC. You don't have to file Form 1099-NEC under the following circumstances.
- You made payments to C or S corporation.
- You paid for the merchandise, telegrams, telephone, freight, storage, and similar items.
- You paid tax-exempt organizations.
IRS Form 1099-NEC
The IRS has reintroduced Form 1099-NEC as the new way to report self-employment income instead of Form 1099-MISC as traditionally had been used.
Form 1099 Penalty
A penalty will be charged if you fail to issue Form 1099 to the payee. The amount of the penalty is based on when you file the correct information return.