Every year in January I’m bombarded with questions about 1099s, W-2’s, and tax deadlines. The deadlines come up fast and can be very confusing. So I’ve complied useful information to help you get through with ease!
- First, my go-to list for IRS forms and instructions: commonly downloaded IRS forms including common tax forms.
- W-2 and 1099 deadlines from the IRS site. This link also delineates the quarters and has the quarterly 941 deadlines.
- W-9 forms to give to your vendors to make sure you have all of their information
- W-4 forms to give employees when you hire them
- Figuring out the difference between employee and independent contractor. It’s a critical distinction and doing the wrong thing can be very costly so make sure you’re sure.
These days 1099 forms must be either retrieved from your local IRS office, purchased, or submitted electronically. So while you can see the form here, it is not very useful except to understand what kind of information you’re looking for. There are actually penalties for printing the forms and submitting them because they cannot be scanned.
Complete your 1099’s filing bundling them with a 1o96 cover sheet for processing. When you buy the forms, they come in packs with the 1096s. If you need helping with 1099s, please let me know!