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IRS 1099 and 8300 – What are Those?
With every New Year comes some end of year reporting functions that must be accomplished within a certain time frame and the preparing and mailing of 1099’s is one of them. In this blog, we will take a quick look at the form and the reason for preparation. We will also review IRS Form 8300 for Cash Payments.
Form 1099 is one of several IRS tax forms used in the United States to prepare and file an information return to report various types of income other than wages, salaries, and tips (for which Form W-2 is used instead). The term information return is used in contrast to the term tax return although the latter term is sometimes used colloquially to describe both kinds of returns. The form is used to report payments to independent contractors, rental property income, income from interest and dividends, sales proceeds and other miscellaneous income. The returns must be filed with the IRS by the end of February immediately following the year for which the income items or other proceeds are paid. Copies of the returns must be sent to payees, however, by the end of January. Form 1099 is used to report interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), sales proceeds (1099-B) and some kinds of miscellaneous income (1099-MISC) with the latter being the most widely used. For Form 1099-MISC in particular, businesses are required to submit a Form 1099 for every contractor paid more than $600 for services during a year. This requirement usually does not apply to corporations receiving payments.
In Deal Pack Pro, the reporting function for this form has been built in to the system as long as you set the Vendor up saying “Y” to the 1099 box. The report can be run at any time and can be found under the Reports I tab under A/R II and will pull the information for the year in question. While the running of the report is built in to the system, the forms themselves are not but can be purchased from any office supply store (see the store for prices of the form). Please make sure to get the correct form for the type of printer that you are currently using (Impact or Laser).
Form 8300 is a form required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report the payment via cash of $10,000 or more in single transaction. The general rule is that you must file Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, if your business receives more than $10,000 in cash from one buyer as a result of a single transaction or two or more related transactions. Form 8300 provides valuable information to the Internal Revenue Service and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in their efforts to combat money laundering and drug sells. This is an important effort, since money laundering is a tool used to facilitate various criminal activities, ranging from tax evasion to terrorist financing to drug dealing, to hide the proceeds from their illegal activities.
In addition to Deal Pack Pro having the built in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) check, we also have a report built in the system to check for form 8300 reporters and to prepare the form which can also be printed out of the system. But in order for the form to be printed out of the system, it must first be loaded under forms module by one of our support members.
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