If you received certain types of income, you may receive a Form 1099 for use with your federal tax return. You should receive these forms from the payer by early February, according to the IRS. Payers have until January 31, 2003, to mail these to you. If you have not received an expected 1099 by a few days after that, contact the payer. If you still do not get the form by February 15, call the IRS for help at 1-800-829-1040.
In some cases, you may obtain the information that would be on the 1099 from other sources. For example, your bank may put a summary of the interest paid during the year on the December or January statement for your savings or checking account. Or it may make the interest figure available through its customer service line or Web site. Some payers include cumulative figures for the year with their quarterly dividend statements. If you are able to get the accurate information needed to complete your tax return, you do not have to wait for the 1099 to arrive.
If you file your return and later receive a Form 1099 for income that you did not fully include on that return, you should report the income and take credit for any income tax withheld by filing Form 1040X, âAmended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.â
You will not usually attach a 1099 series form to your return, except when you receive a Form 1099-R that shows income tax withheld. You should keep all other 1099s for your records. There are several different forms in this series, including:
- Form 1099âB, âProceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactionsâ
- Form 1099âDIV, âDividends and Distributionsâ
- Form 1099âG, âCertain Government and Qualified State Tuition Program Paymentsâ
- Form 1099âINT, âInterest Incomeâ
- Form 1099âMISC, âMiscellaneous Incomeâ
- Form 1099âOID, âOriginal Issue Discountâ
- Form 1099âR, âDistributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.â
- Form SSAâ1099, âSocial Security Benefit Statementâ
- Form RRBâ1099, âPayments by the Railroad Retirement Boardâ
This daily Tax Tip has been provided by the IRS
Note: These tips are provided to help trigger ideas on ways to minimize your tax burden, not as a substitute for professional advice. There is no "one-size-fits-all" answer - each taxpayer's situation is different. You should contact your tax preparer to determine together how this may affect your unique situation.