1099-NEC Tax Forms for Reporting Non-Employee Compensation – Copy B for Recipient Filing with Their Federal Tax Return
1099NEC Copy B tax forms are mailed to the recipient for filing with their tax returns.
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Use 1099NEC Forms to report non-employee compensation of $600+ for contractors, freelancers and more. Mail this Copy B 1099NEC to the recipient in a compatible 1099 envelope.
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Learn About 1099-NEC Requirements
1099NEC Form Copy B Specs:
Order a quantity equal to the number of recipients you have.
- 3-up format with 3 forms per page
- 8.5″x 11″ with side perforation that should be removed before mailing.
- Printed on 20# laser paper
- Item# NECLMB
Mail to the recipients in compatible 1099NEC envelopes.
Choosing the Right 1099 Formats
1099-MISC vs 1099-NEC
In 2020, the IRS released a new 1099 form for reporting non-employee compensation, the 1099-NEC form. If you need to report income of $600+ for contractors, freelancers, gig workers, etc, use the 1099NEC form. This information was previously reported on 1099MISC box 7.
1099-MISC forms are now used to report royalties, rent, prizes, proceeds to attorneys, fishing boat proceeds and other miscellaneous information. Official IRS 1099-NEC & MISC instructions.
NEW 1099-NEC 3UP FORMAT
To report non-employee compensation, new 1099NEC forms were mandated in 2020. Use it to report payments of $600+ to contractors, freelancers, gig workers and more during the tax year.
For 2021, 1099NEC forms have changed to a 3up format (3-per-page) to save paper and make things more efficient.
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POSSIBLE NEW E-FILE RULES FOR 2021
The IRS is considering a change to require e-filing for 100+ recipients of 1099 and W2 forms by a single payer. The decision is expected by November. We make e-filing easy with our DiscountEfile.com system – and can even print and mail your recipient copies. It’s the easiest way to get 1099 & W2 forms done on time!
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OPTIONS FOR 1099 FILING
TYPE OF FORMS
NUMBER OF PARTS
The number of 1099 pars needed is based on government filing requirements.
- Copy A: Federal Copy for the IRS
- Copy B: Recipient Copy
- Copy C: Payer Copy
- Copy 2: State and Local Copies
Read more on our blog: Decoding 1099-MISC Copy Requirements
3-PART STATES: AK, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NV, NH, NM, NY, OR, SD, TN, TX, VT, WA, WY
4-PART STATES: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI
5-PART STATES: AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, HI, ID, ME, MA, MN, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, UT, WI
Transmittal 1096 forms are required only if you are printing and mailing 1099-MISC Copy A to the Federal Government. One 1096 is required to summarize all 1099s for a single payer.
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1099 FILING DEADLINES
- January 31 – All W2 & 1099 Recipient Postmarked; 1099-NEC and W2 Federal Copy A Postmarked or e-filed with IRS
- February 28 – Paper Copy A filed with the IRS for all 1099s except MISC
- March 31 – E-filed copies to the IRS for all 1099s except MISC
These are Federal filing deadlines. Most states follow the same dates.
If you need to correct a 1099 form because the original has errors, you will need to re-file the same 1099 form.
The only difference is a simple “Corrected” checkbox at the very top of the 1099. Checking this box signifies to the IRS and recipient that there is different information than on the original 1099.
This is the approach for correcting any type of 1099 form, from the popular 1099NEC and 1099MISC to obscure types of 1099 forms too.
You can print and mail the corrected 1099 forms yourself, or file them all online to save time!
Online 1099 Correction Filing