Federal form 1099 is a conglomeration of different types and copies of 1099 forms. These “certain information returns” are used to report a huge array of financial payments and transactions. Are you the primary closing party on a real estate transaction? You’re going to need form 1099-S. Do you manage the funds for a retirement plan, stock portfolio, or education savings accounts? You’re going to need form 1099-R, 1099-B, or 1099-Q, respectively.
For first-time payer filings, the first step may be determining which of these forms you need to use. Without knowing the details of your business and payment distributions, it’s impossible to say which forms are applicable to your filing requirements. Fortunately, the IRS can help answer basic questions quickly and reliably. Check out these General Instructions for Certain Information Returns.
State vs. Federal Form 1099
There’s also a difference between state and federal form 1099 copies, but this difference isn’t nearly as substantive. That’s because the states use the same general information as the federal form. Instead of Copy A (to the IRS) and Copy B (to the recipient to be filed with the IRS), the states use Copy 1 (to the state tax agency) and Copy 2 (to the recipient to be filed with the state). Aside from the fact that the information is essentially the same, some payers and payees don’t have to worry about state returns because their state doesn’t levy any income tax. (New Hampshire and Tennessee collect no traditional income tax, but they do for interest and dividend income.)
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