Intro to 1099-NEC tax forms for platforms and marketplaces

What is a 1099-NEC form?

The 1099-NEC is a tax information form generally used to report non-employee compensation.

Who files a 1099-NEC form?

The company or business owner that makes payments to the service provider or contractor for their services is required to report those payments to the IRS and also send a copy to the service provider or contractor.

Many businesses that have previously filed the 1099-MISC to report non-employee compensation in Box 7 will use the 1099-NEC starting this tax year.

Who receives a 1099-NEC form?

The service provider or contractor receives a copy for their records and the IRS also gets a copy—either through electronic filing or paper mailing. Typically, companies are only required to send 1099-NECs to service providers or contractors who’ve been paid $600 or more in a calendar year and are based in the US or are US taxpayers.

Deadlines

The deadline to report 2021 tax forms to the IRS through Stripe 1099 is January 24, 2022 (unless you are part of the eDelivery beta, in which case the deadline is January 30, 2022). This will ensure the forms are filed with the IRS and a copy is sent to the recipients before the IRS deadline of January 31, 2022.

State filing considerations for 1099-NEC

Form 1099-NEC is included in the IRS 1099 Combined Federal/State Filing Program (CF/SF). However, states may still require the direct reporting of these tax forms. States should confirm whether using the CF/SF Program to share Form 1099-NEC information will satisfy their reporting requirements. We recommend consulting a tax advisor to determine your state filing requirements.

Mailing vs. e-filing 1099-NECs with the IRS

Anyone issuing more than 250 forms is required to e-file with the IRS. Even if fewer than 250 are being filed, the IRS actually prefers e-filing.

Penalties

IRS penalties ranging from $50 to $280 per form may apply for each instance where you:

Larger penalties may be enforced where there is evidence of intentional disregard or neglect.

This article is neither legal advice nor tax advice. We recommend that you speak to your tax advisor with any questions or concerns around tax reporting.