How to Correct a 1099 Form
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- Instructions for correcting a 1099 form
- No special 1099 correction forms required
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How to File a 1099 Correction
Easily Correct Any Type of 1099 Form!
If you need to correct a 1099 form because the original has errors, you will need to re-file the same 1099 form.
The only difference is a simple “Corrected” checkbox at the very top of the 1099.
Checking this box signifies to the IRS and recipient that there is different information than on the original 1099.
This is the approach for correcting any type of 1099 form, from the popular 1099NEC and 1099MISC to obscure types of 1099 forms too.
You can print and mail the corrected 1099 forms yourself, or file them all online to save time!
1099 Correction Form Filing
The process for filing a corrected 1099 form is the same for any type of 1099 form. There are over a dozen types, but filing corrections doesn’t change based on the type of 1099 form.
Using the exact same form as the original 1099, complete and file new 1099 forms with the IRS, mail a copy to the recipient and provide a copy for the payer files.
Delivering corrected 1099 forms right away is very important! The recipient needs correct 1099 information to file their federal, state and local tax returns.
Depending on the original due dates for the forms, you’ll first need to know if you have already provided the original to the IRS, whether via mailing Copy A or e-filing it. You should also know if if the original recipient copy has been mailed.
IRS Filing of 1099 Corrections
If you have already e-filed or mailed 1099 Copy A to the IRS, you will need to refile it.
Paper 1099 Form Corrections: All 1099 forms have a checkbox at the top to note if it is a corrected version. You can purchase new 1099 Copy A forms or use any leftovers you have. Simply check the box at the top: CORRECTED (if checked).
E-File 1099 Corrections: If you e-filed the original 1099 form with the IRS, you can e-file a corrected 1099 form using our DiscountEfile.com system! We’ll e-file the correction with the IRS, mail a copy to the recipient and provide one for the payer too. You can use Discount Efile even if you didn’t use it to file the originals.
If you have NOT already filed your 1099 with the IRS, you can simply discard the incorrect form and print a new one.
1099 Corrections for Recipients
If you have already delivered the original 1099 to a recipient, you will need to provide a corrected version ASAP.
Using the same type of form you originally filed, check the box at the top to note that it is ‘CORRECTED (if checked)’. Then, mail it to the recipient, or deliver it in person, etc. Just make sure they get one! You can purchase new 1099 Recipient forms or use any leftovers you have.
But it may be easier to use an online system to provide recipients with correct 1099 forms! Check out our DiscountEfile.com system and file 1099 corrections easily – even if you didn’t use it to file the original! We mail recipient corrections, e-file with the IRS and provide a payer copy too. This system is especially useful if you don’t have any leftover forms and would need to purchase a whole pack just to do a few corrections.
If you have not yet delivered the original 1099 form to the recipient, simply discard the old one and print a new one. You will not need to check the Corrected box if this is the case.
Payer Copies of 1099 Corrections
Payers also need a copy of the updated 1099 for their records.
Accurate tax records are essential for every business in case of audit, so be sure to provide a 1099 correction for the payer too, using the correct payer copy of the 1099 form and checking the Correction box at the top. You can order 1099 forms online, use leftovers you have from the tax year, or file 1099 corrections online.
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