PAUL F. SULLIVAN, CPA                                                                                               

MONIKA BENKOVIC, CPA                                                                                              



December 11, 2018


To:      Our Clients

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

             Radka Windt, Business Services Manager

RE:     Form 1099-MISC for Independent Contractors for 2018

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

If you would like our assistance in preparing 2018 Form 1099-MISC for your company, please forward the following to us by January 9, 2019:

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. Each recipient must sign the Form W-9.
2. Total amount paid to the recipient in 2018. We do not always receive your bank statements or your QuickBooks file by January 9, 2019. 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. For payments to individuals, Form 1099-MISC is not required.

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 Form W-2.

The Form 1099-MISC is required to be provided to the recipient by January 31, 2019. The Form 1099-MISC must be filed with the IRS by January 31, 2019, or the penalties described below will apply.

For 2018, the penalties range from $50 to $530 per missed Form 1099-MISC, depending on how late the forms were submitted. Penalties for non-filing of Form 1099-MISC for independent contractors are higher than the above amounts.

We attach a Form W-9 for your convenience (click here to 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 regarding Form 1099-MISC.



Very truly yours,




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