Changes to 2020 Form 1099
The IRS has a new Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation for tax year 2020. The IRS has also revised the Form 1099-MISC and rearranged box numbers for reporting certain income.
If your business has paid $600.00 or more in nonemployee compensation to an unincorporated entity in 2020, you will need to report the payment on Form 1099-NEC. If the payments are for legal services or for medical or health care, they must also be reported to incorporated entities.
If your business has paid $600.00 or more in rent (real property, machinery, or equipment) to an unincorporated entity in 2020, it will need to be reported on Form 1099-MISC. However, you do not have to report these payments on Form 1099-MISC if you paid them to a real estate agent or property manager.
A Form W-9 signed by the vendor should be obtained for each entity that you paid $600.00 or more and will need to report on a Form 1099-NEC or 1099-MISC. If possible, you should obtain a Form W-9 from each vendor that provides a service to your business, at the time of service. A Form W-9 can be downloaded from the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
The due date for filing 2020 Forms 1099-NEC is February 1, 2021. The due date for filing 2020 Forms 1099-MISC is March 1, 2021 for paper-filed returns and March 31, 2021 for electronically filed returns.
We will be glad to assist you with preparation and filing of your 1099s. We can also provide a spreadsheet to help input your information. If you would like for us to prepare your 1099s for you, we will need to receive your information no later than January 18, 2021. Please call us at 251-343-1012 if we can be of assistance.