What are the Self Employed 1099 or W2 Filing Guidelines?

When tax season rolls around, everyone needs to know the self employed 1099 or w2 requirements. Like with everything, the Internal Revenue Service has strict guidelines concerning self employed workers. Knowing the self employed guidelines is perhaps more crucial now than ever before. In the third quarter of 2020, we saw self employment skyrocket to […]

Which Tax Form to Give Your Independent Contractor: 1099 vs W-2

Does it make sense to provide an independent contractor 1099 vs W-2 form? In this article, we at AMS will help you figure out worker tax classifications and when to hire an independent contractor.     Classifying 1099 Independent Contractors and W-2 Employees Determining a worker’s tax classification usually comes down to the nature of […]

When Can You 1099 an Employee?

The answer to, “when can you 1099 an employee,” is a complicated one. The differences between 1099 and W-2 workers aren’t always obvious, and new legislation is changing previous classification. In general, a 1099 worker provides a service for a limited period. A W-2 worker is a formal employee and on the company’s payroll. In […]

What is the 1099 statute of limitations?

In most cases the 1099 statute of limitations is three years. Those three years begin on the due date of the return or the date on which it was filed – whichever is later. So, if you file your employees’ 2020 1099-misc on time, on January 31, 2021, the statute of limitations will expire on […]

How to File W2 and 1099 from Different Employer

While this won’t be a problem for most, some AMS users may be curious about whether they can file W2 and 1099 from different employers. The short answer? Yes, you can file W-2 and 1099 forms from different designated employers within the AMS system. The process is easy and does not take much time. However, […]

State 1099 E-Filing Tips

Before E-Filing 1099 forms to the State, the State information must be filled out in the State/Payer’s State No. box on the 1099 Form. This also needs to be formatted a certain way. For example: NJ/123-123-123/000 On the 1099-NEC form it goes in Box 6, the 1099-MISC form, Box 16 and the 1099-R form, Box […]

Incorrect Addresses

AMS customers have concerns about the Mailing addresses for the 1099 forms. Be assured that AMS is using the most current Mailing Address instructions for the 1099/1096 forms. Currently in Version E-3.0 (or higher), in the 1099-etc software, we are using the addresses found in the 2020 Publication 1220,General Instructions for Certain Information Returns (Forms […]

What Happens if You Submit a Late 1099?

There are more independent contractors working now than ever before. If you own a business, no matter its size, you will likely need to prepare a 1099. If you need to prepare just one version of a 1099, you may think it will be okay to skip the process. However, the IRS keeps close tabs […]

Do I need to file a 1099 for a caregiver?

The 1099 form is complicated, and some people may be wondering if they should file a 1099 form a caregiver. Increasingly, families and individuals are relying on independent caregivers, especially amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. If your family recently switched over from a nursing home provider to an independent worker, you may be wondering if […]

Do I need to issue a 1099 gift form?

Form 1099-MISC has wide and varied uses. From specified income payments to crop insurance proceeds, this form is a catch-all for most forms of non-employment compensation. The IRS has announced that the 1099-NEC is going to be available in the very near future. This means contracted income will have its own form, which will help […]