Why file a Form 1099? It’s the law – and the IRS is increasing enforcement in this area.
Who must issue a 1099? Generally, any business – regardless of its structure (sole proprietor, corporation, etc.) – that makes "reportable transactions" during the year must issue a 1099 to the recipient of income and to the IRS.
What constitutes a reportable transaction depends on the nature of the transaction.
Jason Dinesen is the President of Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C., a public accounting firm in Indianola, Iowa. His practice focuses on accounting and bookkeeping services, tax preparation and business advising to individuals with a business focus ranging from home-based businesses to multistate corporations and not-for-profits. Dinesen has extensive experience working with a third-party administrator of retirement plans and is a prior presenter of multiple 1099 seminars. Dinesen majored in corporate communications with a minor in management from Simpson College.