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Form 1099-MISC Compliance: How to Minimize Errors in 2020

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By: Patrick Haggerty
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90 Minutes
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Intermediate to Advanced

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Webinar Details

This webinar will cover the latest updates for Form 1099-MISC, as well as the new version of Form 1099-NEC. It will cover specific reporting requirements for various types of payments and payees, filing requirements, withholding requirements and reporting guidelines.

The webinar will cover filing due dates, penalties for late filed and late furnished returns. It will also discuss the various ways to prevent and mitigate penalties including the safe harbor provisions for de minimis dollar amount errors and the important “reasonable cause” defense. It will also cover steps that can be taken to prevent penalties such as taxpayer identification number verification, backup withholding, handling B-notices, filing procedures and correcting errors.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

The IRS is actively targeting enforcement measures on accounts payable operations. Penalties for non-compliance are now indexed and increase each year. It is more important than ever that 1099 Forms be prepared correctly, filed and furnished timely, and that filers perform due diligence procedures to avoid or mitigate penalties.

In order to stay compliant, practitioners must know which form to use to report specific transactions, when forms must be filed or furnished to recipients in order to be on-time, which information to include and how to make sure it is accurate, how and when to make corrections, how to avoid or mitigate errors, whether a particular payee is subject to backup withholding,  or transaction reporting, and the due diligence procedures that shield an issuer from penalties even when the forms contain incorrect information 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Information Returns: 2020 update to Form 1099-MISC; Resurrection of Form 1099-NEC
  • Information Returns: What they are and using the Guide to Information Returns
  • Forms 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC and 1096: Identification of reportable payments and payees
  • Common 1099 errors - how to prevent them and how to correct them
  • Taxpayer identification number basics: Which number to use
  • Form W-9: documentation that establishes reportable and non-reportable payees
  • Due diligence procedures avoid or mitigate penalties
  • How to handle missing or incorrect payee tax ID numbers
  • "B" notice procedures: When to issue and how to follow-up
  • Using the IRS TIN verification system to avoid IRS notices
  • Backup withholding requirements and procedures
  • Penalties for late or incorrect 1099 Forms
  • Procedures and policies that establish "reasonable cause" and avoid penalties

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • CFOs and Controllers
  • Accounts Payable and Accounting Managers
  • Accounts Payable Processing Professionals
  • Employers and Business Owners
  • Purchasing Managers 
  • Public Accountants, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents

The IRS is actively targeting enforcement measures on accounts payable operations. Penalties for non-compliance are now indexed and increase each year. It is more important than ever that 1099 Forms be prepared correctly, filed and furnished timely, and that filers perform due diligence procedures to avoid or mitigate penalties.

In order to stay compliant, practitioners must know which form to use to report specific transactions, when forms must be filed or furnished to recipients in order to be on-time, which information to include and how to make sure it is accurate, how and when to make corrections, how to avoid or mitigate errors, whether a particular payee is subject to backup withholding,  or transaction reporting, and the due diligence procedures that shield an issuer from penalties even when the forms contain incorrect information 

  • Information Returns: 2020 update to Form 1099-MISC; Resurrection of Form 1099-NEC
  • Information Returns: What they are and using the Guide to Information Returns
  • Forms 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC and 1096: Identification of reportable payments and payees
  • Common 1099 errors - how to prevent them and how to correct them
  • Taxpayer identification number basics: Which number to use
  • Form W-9: documentation that establishes reportable and non-reportable payees
  • Due diligence procedures avoid or mitigate penalties
  • How to handle missing or incorrect payee tax ID numbers
  • "B" notice procedures: When to issue and how to follow-up
  • Using the IRS TIN verification system to avoid IRS notices
  • Backup withholding requirements and procedures
  • Penalties for late or incorrect 1099 Forms
  • Procedures and policies that establish "reasonable cause" and avoid penalties
  • CFOs and Controllers
  • Accounts Payable and Accounting Managers
  • Accounts Payable Processing Professionals
  • Employers and Business Owners
  • Purchasing Managers 
  • Public Accountants, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents

SPEAKER PROFILE

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Patrick Haggerty is a tax practitioner, author, and educator. His work experience includes non-profit organization management, banking, manufacturing accounting, and tax practice. He began teaching accounting at the college level in 1988. He is licensed as an Enrolled Agent by the U. S. Treasury to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels of the IRS and is a Certified Management Accountant. He has written numerous articles and a monthly question and answer column for payroll publications. In addition, he regularly develops and presents webinars and presentations on a variety of topics including Payroll tax issues, FLSA compliance, information returns, and accounting.

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