FAQ

How do I file a 1099-MISC form for an independent contractor?
While completing the fillable document, a business entity must use the name, address and Social Security or tax identification number as indicated in your W-9. The individual contractors must report their miscellaneous earnings (from 1099) on a 1040 tax return as well.You can find a lot of information here: http://bit.ly/2Nkf48f
How many people fill out Form 1099 each year?
There are a few different ways of estimating the numbers and thinking about this question. Data from the most recent years are not available—at least not from a reliable source with rigorous methodology—but here is what I can tell you:The most popular type of 1099 is Form 1099-MISC—the form used to report non-employee income including those for self-employed independent contractors (as well as various other types of “miscellaneous” income)Since 2015, there have been just under 16 million self-employed workers (including incorporated and unincorporated contractor businesses). And the data from the BLS seems to suggest this number has been largely consistent from one year to the next: Table A-9. Selected employment indicatorsNow, the total number of 1099-MISC forms has been inching up each year—along with W-2 form filings—and may have surpassed 100 million filing forms. RE: Evaluating the Growth of the 1099 Workforce But this data only goes to 2014 because, again, it’s hard to find reliable data from recent tax years.In terms of the total number of Form 1099s, you’d have to include Interest and Dividend 1099 forms, real estate and rental income, health and education savings accounts, retirement accounts, etc. I’m sure the total number of all 1099 forms surely ranges in the hundreds of millions.Finally, not everybody who is supposed to get a 1099 form gets one. So if you’re asking about the total number of freelancers, the estimates range from about 7.6 million people who primarily rely on self-employed 1099 income and 53 million people who have some type of supplemental income.If you’re someone who’s responsible for filing Form 1099s to the IRS and payee/recipients, I recommend Advanced Micro Solutions for most small-to-medium accounting service needs. It’s basic but very intuitive and cheap.$79 1099 Software Filer & W2 Software for Small Businesses
How do you know if you need to fill out a 1099 form?
Assuming that you are talking about 1099-MISC.  Note that there are other 1099s.check this post - Form 1099 MISC Rules & RegulationsQuick answer - A Form 1099 MISC must be filed for each person to whom payment is made of:$600 or more for services performed for a trade or business by people not treated as employees,Rent or prizes and awards that are not for service ($600 or more) and royalties ($10 or more),any fishing boat proceeds,gross proceeds of $600, or more paid to an attorney during the year, orWithheld any federal income tax under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment, etc.
Do I have to fill out a 1099 tax form for my savings account interest?
No, the bank files a 1099 — not you. You’ll get a copy of the 1099-INT that they filed.
Can I use broker statements to fill out form 8949 instead of a 1099-B?
Yes you can. Should you? Perhaps, but remember that the 1099 is what the IRS is going to receive. There could be differences.You may receive a 1099 which is missing basis information. You will indicate that, and use your records to fill in the missing information.My suggestion is to use the 1099, cross-referencing to your statements.
Do you have to fill out form 1099 (for tax reporting) if you send over $600 in bitcoin to company for a product?
Among the numerous tax forms, the IRS will be expecting you to fill out a 1099-MISC form in two cases:you made payments to freelancers or independent contractors for business-related services totaling at least $600 within the year,or you paid minimum $10 in royalties or broker payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest.However, if you made any payments for personal or household services, there is no need to submit a 1099-MISC form.This site has a lot of information about it - http://bit.ly/2Nkf48f
Do you need to fill I-9 form for 1099 contract?
There's no such thing as a “1099 employee.” You are either an employee or you are not. The IRS rules are here Independent Contractor Self Employed or Employee and ICE uses a similar process to determine who is an employee and who is not.While it is illegal to retain a contractor whom you know to be working illegally, you are not required to connect Form I-9 from your independent contractors. You may do so if you wish.Who Needs Form I-9? Explains who must provide Form I-9.
I just received a 1099-K form from Coinbase? How do I fill my taxes?
1099-Ks from Coinbase, Gemini, and other exchanges only show your CUMULATIVE transaction value. That’s why the amount may seem HUGE if you swing traded your entire balance multiple times.However you only need to pay taxes on your capital gains/losses, so that amount is likely less than the 1099K’s amount. You need to file a Schedule D 1040 with a 8949.I recommend checking out Crypto tax sites like TokenTax that calculate all of that for you — Here is an article about 1099Ks from them - Coinbase Pro sent me a 1099-K. What do I do now? | TokenTax Blog