PAUL F. SULLIVAN, CPA                                                                                               

MONIKA BENKOVIC, CPA                                                                                              



January 3, 2018


To:      Our Clients

From:  Paul F. Sullivan, CPA
           Raj Goenka, CPA

             Radka Windt, Business Services Manager

RE:      Form 1099-MISC for Independent Contractors

We are sending you this memo to inform you of the requirements for Form 1099-MISC.

If you would like our assistance in preparing 2017 Form 1099-MISC for your company, please forward the following to us by January 10, 2018:

1.   Completed Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, with recipient's name, address, ZIP/postal code, and Social Security number. We want to make sure we have the most current name and address of the recipient as the information may have changed from last year.
2.   Total amount paid to the recipient in 2017. We do not always receive your bank statements or your QuickBooks file by January 10, 2018. If you are using QuickBooks, print the 1099 summary from your QuickBooks file and send us the totals. Otherwise, send us the total paid along with the information in #1 above.

Businesses should issue a Form 1099-MISC to each individual, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship that you have paid during the year $600 or more for services performed by someone who is not your employee (including parts and materials). There is no requirement that you send Form 1099-MISC to corporations, although some companies do this unnecessarily. Additionally, a Form 1099-MISC is required for services paid to attorneys regardless of their entity type. No Form 1099-MISC is required for payments to individuals.

Examples of payments paid to the above types of entities that might require a Form 1099-MISC would be rents, attorney fees, contract labor, director fees, commissions, and any compensation not included on a W-2.

The Form 1099-MISC must be provided to the taxpayer by January 31, 2018 and this year the IRS copy must also be provided by January 31, 2018 or penalties will apply.

In prior years, the penalties for failure to file Form 1099-MISC with the IRS and failure to provide copies of Form 1099-MISC to payment recipients were $50 per event. For 2017, in many cases the penalty could be as much as $1,000 per each omitted or incorrect Form 1099-MISC.

For your convenience, a Form W-9 is linked here for download. The form is also available for download at under the Client Center/Tax Forms link.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions in regards to Form 1099-MISC.



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