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Filling Out 1099-MISC Forms

The widely known information return is also called as the 1099 tax designation. They are collected by the IRS to track the revenues that are paid to individuals. Below is a guide on how to fill it out.

In this form, you will see your revenues for someone at a specific tax year. Suppose you have a gardener and you pay him $100 for one year to render gardening services, you would have to issue $1,200 as 1099-MISC. IRS uses this strategy to prove that the lawn mower reported all his earning for the year.

First of, you have to know the proper form in filling up a tax designation. There are various types of 1099 forms and when filling out, be sure to have the MISC version. IRS won’t accept unofficial copies so don’t print the ones you see online. This is because IRS computers will read the forms and if you’re not using the official copy, you will have to fill up another form again. Official copies are readily available in big libraries, major post offices and IRS offices near you. Ask an official copy in major post offices, IRS offices and in big libraries as well. You may also order online and have it directly delivered to you.

It is actually very simply to prepare the form. Make your own guide in writing by printing our your own copy and the form and filling it up. Then compute the total amount you paid to the people you are making the report for. If you’re reporting for numerous people, get one form for each and fill them out separately.

Write your name on the top left box of the form. Including your contact detail such as name/business name, phone number, address and email is important. Get your tax identification number and write it down on the boxes. Then write the tax identification of the person you are issuing the form for at the box in the right side. Then, write the address of that person at the bottom of the two boxes together with his name.

Now write down the total amount. The boxes running vertically n the middle of the form may have to be filled up by some. The “1 Rents” field is in the first box. If you are reporting for a paid rental, you may write it here. For basic fees paid for services within the year, report on box 7. This is the “nonemployee compensation” field. This is actually the mot common situation so if you are in doubt what classification is your report, you may place it in this field.

And there you have it! Once you’ve filled it out, mail the form and get another hard copy of it along with form 1096 which serves as the cover sheet of the forms you’re sending to IRS.

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