Visit your local IRS office and request 1099 forms in person. Find out where your local IRS office is by searching the IRS website under the “Contact My Local Office” link. Go to the library and look for the forms in the lobby where other materials such as free newspapers are located.What are the requirements to become a 1099?
In general, you are only required to issue a Form 1099-MISC to an individual or an unincorporated business. If the payee qualifies, you must secure a valid Social Security number or tax ID number, as well as a valid address. This may prove to be tricky, as some people who are self-employed prefer to remain anonymous in the eyes of the IRS.What is a 1099 form and who gets one?
A 1099 form is a tax document filed by an organization or individual that paid you during the tax year. "Employees get W-2s. This is the equivalent of a W-2 for a person that's not an employee," says Debbie Oster, certified public accountant and director of tax compliance at Margolin, Winer & Evens in Garden City, New York.What businesses are exempt from a 1099?
However, corporations are generally exempt from 1099 reporting requirement. Companies must report applicable payments made to all other business types including limited liability companies, general partnerships, sole proprietorships and limited liability partnerships.