Can I issue a person who works for me as a independent contractor a form 1099-MISC, if I am a sole proprietor and not an LLC or a Corp? What is the deadline to submit it?


Hello there, mikecombs2006,

I'm here to provide some insights about form 1099-MISC.

This form reports all payments you've made to vendors and independent contractors for the entire year.

You'll need to issue it to your independent contractor once you've paid him/her $600 or more during the year. The form is needed to show the IRS that those payments are income.

The deadline for you to submit the form is before January 31st of this year. Before that date, you'll need to distribute the Form 1099-MISC, Copy B to your contractor. 

You'll need to remember the following:

  • If you’re mailing a printed copy, make sure it’s postmarked by Jan 31st.
  • If you're using the Intuit E-file Service, download a PDF of the 1099-MISC to your computer, then email it to your vendor. You can also print the PDF on blank paper and mail it to the vendor (must be postmarked on or before Jan 31st).
  • If you're printing and mailing your 1099s, you must file your 1099-MISC and 1096 with the IRS by February 28th. Make sure the package is postmarked on or before February 28th.
  • If you're electronically filing your 1099s with the IRS, be sure to submit them on or before April 2nd.

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That'll keep you going, mikecombs2006. Please let me know if you have further concerns about form 1099-MISC. I'm just around if you need help.

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