The IRS requires that taxpayers include every dollar earned on their returns, even if a 1099 is not received. The company you worked for is required to issue a Form 1099 to each non-employee that earned over $600 in a given year. They are supposed to mail these by Jan. 31 of each year. The company also sends a copy to the IRS. Then, the IRS matches 1099 information they receive to your tax return.
- I started a business this year. How should I handle my accounting? What are my tax filing requirements?
- My current tax preparer does an OK job, but I always feel rushed during my tax appointment. Also, he’s difficult to reach when I have a question. I want to change to someone else, but I’m afraid that some information might get lost by going to the new person.
- I don’t think I can file my returns by April 15. What should I do?
- Do you need to file a federal tax return this year?
- I just got a phone call from someone saying they were from the IRS. They wanted some personal information and my credit card number for back taxes that I owe. I don’t know what they are talking about. What should I do?