This webinar will cover the reporting requirements for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC. It will also cover changes to the Forms for 2022 reporting and expected changes to the filing requirements including new e-filing requirements that will affect most filers and the new online portal for submitting for filing information returns electronically. It is called the Information Return Intake System (IRIS) and will allow electronic filing of small or large volumes of Forms in the 1099 series. The system will not require users to obtain special software and will allow users to choose an electronic filing option. The webinar will also cover specific reporting requirements for various types of payments and payees, filing requirements, withholding requirements and reporting guidelines and best practices for compliance assurance and penalty avoidance.
The webinar will cover filing due dates, penalties for late filed and late furnished returns, various ways to prevent and mitigate penalties including the safe harbor provisions for de minimis dollar amount errors and the important “reasonable cause” defense, steps that can be taken now to prevent penalties such as taxpayer identification number verification, backup withholding, handling B-notices, filing procedures and correcting errors.
This session will provide the latest information available regarding regulatory and technology changes and what you can do to prepare for compliance in 2023 and beyond.
After this webinar you will:
· Be prepared for filing Form 1099 NEC and Form 1099-MISC
· Be prepared for anticipated changes to electronic filing in 2023
· Know the due dates for furnishing and filing information returns
· 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 how Form W-9 can assist in determining when a 1099 is required.
· Be aware of backup withholding requirements and “B” notices
· Be aware of best practices such as TIN solicitation and verification that can avoid or mitigate penalties for missing or incorrect vendor Tax ID numbers.
· Know when the payment card rules apply and how 1099 reporting is affected
Why Should You Attend
The IRS is beefing up technology and staff to enhance enforcement to reduce the tax gap including actively targeting enforcement measures on information reporting compliance. 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.
The IRS is in the process of finalizing regulations regarding reduction of the e-filing thresholds for information returns and providing a new e-file portal (IRIS) that will enable filing returns without special software.
· Information Returns: 2022 updates to Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC
· Reporting and filing requirements for 2021 returns filed in 2022
· 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
· Penalties for late or incorrect 1099 Forms
· Procedures and policies that establish "reasonable cause" and avoid penalties