Category Archives: 1099s

Who Reports the 1099-C?

Today TaxMama® hears from Goran in the TaxQuips Forum, with this issue.  “My client and his mom were on the mortgage together. That property went through foreclosure. Naturally, they file separate tax returns. Which one will report the 1099-C?”

Received 1099 Late

Today TaxMama® hears from Chuck in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “So I received a 1099-MISC after I filed my taxes last year. (Yes I jumped right out there and got ‘em done and in.) What do I need to do to now so Uncle Sam doesn’t come looking for me? Ahem… file a […]

Amending for Nothing

Today TaxMama® hears from bvmite in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “After filing 2011 return electronically, I noted that I did not report all IRA and pension rollovers on line 16a. Line 16b, AGI and taxes owed are not affected. Form 1040X, line 1 starts with a change in AGI; and in my […]

IRPAC Issues Annual Report for 2012

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) today released its 2012 Report, which includes recommendations pertaining to a number of information reporting issues such as cost basis reporting for debt and options, the new Form 1099-K, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, information return corrections and other […]

Grant & Fellowship Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Mark in the TaxQuips Forum, who is bewildered. Let me summarize. “Mark received a post-doctoral fellowship that covered his salary to do research. It came with insurance and other employee benefits. The income was reported to him on a 1099-MISC. He paid taxes on the income. Two years later, the IRS […]

Undercover Mystery Shopper Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Cassandra in the TaxQuips Forum, who really IS a Mystery Shopper. “I am a mystery shopper and work for 30+ different companies. To some, I give my Social Security number – to others my EIN. Do I need to report the income I earned for the companies I supplied my EIN […]

Fighting Abusive Employers

Today TaxMama® hears from Nick in the TaxQuips Forum who is angry. “This year I saw some disturbing instances where independent contractors were issued 1099-MISC for higher amounts than they were actually paid. Some of contractors were paid in cash and there are no supporting documents on how they were paid. The reason for these […]

Corps and 1099s

Today TaxMama® hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum.  Bill insists that for payments made in 2012, we do not have to send 1099s to corporations. TaxMama says, she just read that corporations DO get 1099’d. Who is correct?

1099 From Police

Today TaxMama® hears from Ted in the TaxQuips Forum with this story. “A police car was at fault in an accident and the city repaired the taxpayer’s car. The taxpayer got a 1099-misc for the amount of the repairs. The municipality insists it is correct and will not re-issue anything. The question is how to […]

eBay Sales for Friends

Today TaxMama® hears from Judecat in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping a sick friend. Without going into detail – “Judecat is selling his personal treasures on eBay because he is too ill and doesn’t have access to the Internet. She wants to know the tax implications.”

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for employers (Form 8952) IRS introduced this last year, and I explored how this could affect employers, and whether or not this is a good idea – or an audit trap. [See MarketWatch article.] The VCSP is for business employers , governments and exempt organizations, who have been […]