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Reminder to file certain Form 1099s with the IRS by January 31, 2024

Business entities have an obligation to issue Form 1099s to specific vendors who rendered services throughout the tax year. Various criteria determine the necessity of filing a Form 1099. It is imperative for businesses to submit the relevant forms to both the IRS and applicable state government agencies before the designated filing deadlines. Late submissions or inaccurate information may incur penalties. Please explore these valuable tips tailored for your business:

  1. Identify Reportable Payments: Ensure that you've identified all reportable payments made during the tax year. Common types of payments requiring a 1099 form include rents, royalties, nonemployee compensation, and various other types of income.

  2. Obtain Correct Information: Collect accurate information from payees, including their name, address, and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). For individuals, this is typically their Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) for businesses.

  3. Use the Correct Form: There are different variations of Form 1099 for various types of income. Make sure to use the correct form based on the type of payment made.

  4. Check Filing Deadlines: Be aware of the filing deadlines. Generally, Form 1099 must be provided to the recipient by January 31, and the copies to the IRS must be submitted by the end of February if filing on paper, or by the end of March if filing electronically.

  5. Electronic Filing: Consider filing electronically, especially if you have a large number of forms to submit. The IRS encourages electronic filing and provides an online platform for it.

  6. Penalties for Late Filing: Be mindful of penalties for late filing. Penalties may apply if you fail to file correct information returns by the due date, fail to furnish correct payee statements by the due date, or if you intentionally disregard the filing requirements.

  7. Review Instructions: Familiarize yourself with the instructions for Form 1099 to ensure compliance with all reporting requirements.

  8. Consult a Tax Professional: If you're unsure about any aspect of filing Form 1099, consider seeking advice from a tax professional or accountant to ensure accuracy and compliance.


The government issues IRS Form W-9 to facilitate the acquisition of necessary information for the preparation of 1099s related to your vendors, contractors, or service providers. This information encompasses the individual's name, address, business entity type, and TIN (commonly a Social Security number or an Employer Identification Number), along with certifications of the ID number and citizenship status. The form also serves as documentation confirming your compliance with the law in the event that the individual supplies inaccurate information. It is strongly advised to request potential vendors, contractors, etc., to complete Form W-9 before entering into any business transactions with them. The form can be filled out by hand after printing or completed electronically before printing. It is important to note that the W-9 is intended solely for your internal use and is not required to be submitted to the IRS.


If you have questions or concerns regarding your annual filing requirements please feel free to reach out to W&W Business Service Team.

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