This webinar will discuss reporting 2020 information as required on Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC in early 2021 as well as expected updates to the forms for reporting 2021 information. New for 2020, non-employee compensation will be reported on Form 1099-NEC instead of Form 1099-MISC. The webinar will cover specific reporting requirements for various types of payments and payees, filing requirements, withholding requirements and reporting guidelines.
The webinar will cover filing due dates, penalties for late filed and late furnished returns. It will also discuss the various ways to prevent and mitigate penalties including the safe harbor provisions for de minimis dollar amount errors and the important “reasonable cause” defense. It will also cover steps that can be taken to prevent penalties such as taxpayer identification number verification, backup withholding, handling B-notices, filing procedures and correcting errors.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
The IRS made major changes to Form 1099-MISC for 2020. Non-employee compensation for 2020 is to be reported on the newly released Form 1099-NEC instead of Form 1099-MISC. The electronic filing requirement is expected to change from 250 or more forms to 100 or more forms for returns filed in 2022. Preparation for this change is critical to staying in compliance.
The IRS is actively targeting enforcement measures on accounts payable operations. Penalties for non-compliance are now indexed and increase each year. It is more important than ever that 1099 Forms be prepared correctly, filed and furnished timely, and that filers perform due diligence procedures to avoid or mitigate penalties.
In order to stay compliant, practitioners must know which form to use to report specific transactions, when forms must be filed or furnished to recipients in order to be on-time, which information to include and how to make sure it is accurate, how and when to make corrections, how to avoid or mitigate errors, whether a particular payee is subject to backup withholding, or transaction reporting, and the due diligence procedures that shield an issuer from penalties even when the forms contain incorrect information.
Information Returns: 2020 update to Form 1099-MISC; New Form 1099-NEC
Information Returns: What they are and using the Guide to Information Returns
Forms 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC and 1096: Identification of reportable payments and payees
Common 1099 errors - how to prevent them and how to correct them
Taxpayer identification number basics: Which number to use
Form W-9: documentation that establishes reportable and non-reportable payees
Due diligence procedures avoid or mitigate penalties
How to handle missing or incorrect payee tax ID numbers
"B" notice procedures: When to issue and how to follow-up
Using the IRS TIN verification system to avoid IRS notices
Backup withholding requirements and procedures
Penalties for late or incorrect 1099 Forms
Procedures and policies that establish "reasonable cause" and avoid penalties
Prepared for filing Form 1099 NEC and revisions to Form 1099-MISC
Prepared for anticipated changes to electronic filing for 2021 reporting in 2022
Know when to furnish and file information returns under the new requirements
Understand the de minimis error rules
Identify reportable payments and payees. Know when a 1099 is required
Be aware of common 1099 errors: Know how to avoid them and how to correct them
Understand backup withholding: What it is; When to start and when to stop; How to deposit and report.
Know the due diligence procedures to avoid penalties for missing or incorrect payee tax ID numbers
Understand the procedures for "B" notices: When and how to issue and follow-up
Know when the payment card rules apply and how 1099 reporting is affected
Understand how to document independent contractor as reportable or non-reportable
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
CFOs and Controllers
Accounts Payable and Accounting Managers
Accounts Payable Processing Professionals
Employers and Business Owners
Public Accountants, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents
Patrick Haggerty is a tax practitioner, author, and educator. His work experience includes non-profit organization management, banking, manufacturing accounting, and tax practice. He began teaching accounting at the college level in 1988.