Starting for tax years 2020 the Internal Revenue Service is requiring anything that would have traditionally been reported on the 1099-MISC Box 7 “Non-Employee Compensation” to be reported on the brand new for 1099-NEC.
Due Date: February 1st to both the IRS and the recipient
The threshold for Non-employee compensation basically stayed the same at $600. The following are some examples of transactions that would require and 1099-NEC.
- Independent Contractors – You must report cash payments for services performed by someone who is not an employee (including parts and materials)
- Fee Splitting – Fees paid by one professional to another, such as fee-splitting or referral fees
- Directors’ Fees – You must report directors’ fees and other remuneration, including payments made after retirement
- Exchanges of services: You must report exchanges of services between individuals in the course of their trades or businesses (ie bartering transactions)
Payments made with a credit card or payment card and certain types of payments, including third-party network transactions, are not subject to reporting on Form 1099-NEC
Do not use Form 1099-NEC to report employee business expense reimbursements. Report payments made to employees under a nonaccountable plan as wages on Form W-2. Generally, payments made to employees under an accountable plan are not reportable on Form W-2.
Individual state filing requirements are as yet unknown. We anticipate new state 1099-NEC requirements arriving late in the year, making for a hectic January.