Friday, January 4, 2013

1099 Alert - Now or Never!

If you file a corporate, partnership, a limited liability company return, or a sole proprietor on a Schedule C of an individual income tax return, have a rental reported on Schedule E, or file a Schedule F, in all likely-hood you will be required to file 1099 returns even if you have never done so before.

In the past, 1099 forms to corporate entities were exempt, but this exemption no longer applies to 2012. I’d rather be redundant that have you face the wrath of the IRS.

Remember, the technology exists for payments to be traced back to you; the fines have quadrupled, and worse, you may lose the ability to deduct these payments.

1099-MISC Forms: A payor is required to file notice of 
payment for services to any individual paid $600 or more
during the calendar year to both the government and pro-
vider, if that service is used in a business or rental property.
partial list includes, but is not limited to:
·          Accountants/Bookkeepers
·          Attorneys
·          Auto Mechanic/Shop (If you use your car in business)
·          Commissioned Salespersons
·          Computer Service Providers
·          Electricians/Plumbers/Contractors
·          Equipment Repair Service Providers
·          Graphic Art Studios
·          Janitors/Gardeners
·          Medical Care Providers
·          Non-employee assistants
·          Rent paid to Landlord & Property Management Firms
·          Rent paid for Equipment Rentals
·          Tax Practitioners
·          Technical Consultants

The corporate entity exception no longer applies.
Please review all your payees to include corporate entities
that have not been required in the past.
Additionally, you may be required to file these 1099 forms:

FORMS 1099-INT: Interest payments of $10 or more

FORMS 1099-DIV: Dividends paid shareholders from your corporation of $10 or more

FORMS 1098: Mortgage interest received of $10 or more

Due Dates:     To the provider – January 31, 20XX
                            To the IRS – February 28, 20XX

Please contact me no later than January 20, 2013 if you would like my assistance.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013. As for me, the new year was ushered in by a surprise party by a few million cold germs the morning of New Year's Eve. No fun, but I'll recover shortly.

There are several case studies and or new information which need passing on, so I may delay your questions until they really start flowing in. In the meantime, stay alert, keep healthy, and enjoy a wonderful, prosperous and stress-free (at least tax-wise) new year!