Form 1099-NEC is due by February 01, 2021.
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What is Form 1099-NEC?

Businesses use Form 1099-NEC to report payments of $600 or more as compensation to independent contractors or nonemployees. Previously, nonemployee compensation was reported using Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC, but the IRS has recently removed that option.

Here are some payments that should be reported on Form 1099-NEC.

  • Fees
  • Commissions
  • Prizes and awards
  • Other forms of compensation for service

When is Form 1099-NEC due?

Payers need to file Form 1099-NEC and send copies to their recipients by February 1, 2021. This 1099-NEC deadline applies to both paper and electronic filing.

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What is the penalty for not filing Form 1099-NEC?

Form 1099-NEC penalties increase over time. The amount you owe the IRS depends on how long it takes you to file correctly for your business.

If you file Form 1099-NEC

  • Within 30 days after the deadline: $50 per information return
  • More than 30 days after the deadline, but before August 1: $110 per information return
  • After August 1 : $270 per information return
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What information do I need to file Form 1099-NEC?

When you file Form 1099-NEC, you’ll need the following information to complete
your return:

  • Payer Details: Name, TIN, and Address
  • Recipient Details: Name, SSN/TIN, and Address
  • Nonemployee compensation
  • Federal income tax withheld
  • State Filing Details: State Income, Payer State Number, and State Tax Withheld

Is anyone exempt from filing Form 1099-NEC?

Yes, here are some scenarios where you are not required to file Form 1099-NEC:

  • If you paid a C or S corporation
  • If your payment was for merchandise, telegrams, telephone, freight, storage, or similar items
  • If you made a payment to a tax-exempt organization

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