1099 MISC 2021
Instructions for Recipient
Recipient’s taxpayer identification number (TIN). For your protection, this form may show only the last four digits of your social security number (SSN), individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN), or employer identification number (EIN). However, the payer has reported your complete TIN to the IRS.
Account number. May show an account or other unique number the payer assigned to distinguish your account.
FATCA filing requirement. If the FATCA filing requirement box is checked, the payer is reporting on this Form 1099 to satisfy its account reporting requirement under chapter 4 of the Internal Revenue Code. You may also have a filing requirement. See the Instructions for Form 8938.
Amounts shown may be subject to self-employment (SE) tax. Individuals should see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Corporations, fiduciaries, or partnerships must report the amounts on the appropriate line of their tax returns.
Form 1099-MISC incorrect? If this form is incorrect or has been issued in error, contact the payer. If you cannot get this form corrected, attach an explanation to your tax return and report your information correctly.
Box 1. Report rents from real estate on Schedule E (Form 1040). However, report rents on Schedule C (Form 1040) if you provided significant services to the tenant, sold real estate as a business, or rented personal property as a business. See Pub. 527.
Box 2. Report royalties from oil, gas, or mineral properties; copyrights; and patents on Schedule E (Form 1040). However, report payments for a working interest as explained in the Schedule E (Form 1040) instructions. For royalties on timber, coal, and iron ore, see Pub. 544.
Box 3. Generally, report this amount on the “Other income” line of Schedule 1 (Form 1040) and identify the payment. The amount shown may be payments received as the beneficiary of a deceased employee, prizes, awards, taxable damages, Indian gaming profits, or other taxable income. See Pub. 525. If it is trade or business income, report this amount on Schedule C or F (Form 1040).
Box 4. Shows backup withholding or withholding on Indian gaming profits. Generally, a payer must backup withhold if you did not furnish your TIN. See Form W-9 and Pub. 505 for more information. Report this amount on your income tax return as tax withheld.
Box 5. Shows the amount paid to a fishing boat crew member who is considered by the operator to be self-employed. Self-employed individuals must report this amount on Schedule C (Form 1040). See Pub. 334.
Box 6. For individuals, report on Schedule C (Form 1040).
Box 7. If checked, consumer products totaling $5,000 or more were sold to you for resale, on a buy-sell, a deposit-commission, or other basis. Generally, report any income from your sale of these products on Schedule C (Form 1040).
Box 8. Shows substitute payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest received by your broker on your behalf as a result of a loan of your securities. Report on the “Other income” line of Schedule 1 (Form 1040).
Box 9. Report this amount on Schedule F (Form 1040).
Box 10. Shows gross proceeds paid to an attorney in connection with legal services. Report only the taxable part as income on your return.
Box 11. Shows the amount paid for the purchase of fish for resale from any person engaged in the trade or business of catching fish. See the instructions for your tax return for reporting this income.
Box 12. May show current year deferrals as a nonemployee under a nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan that is subject to the requirements of section 409A plus any earnings on current and prior year deferrals.
Box 13. Shows your total compensation of excess golden parachute payments subject to a 20% excise tax. See your tax return instructions for where to report.
Box 14. Shows income as a nonemployee under an NQDC plan that does not meet the requirements of section 409A. Any amount included in box 12 that is currently taxable is also included in this box. Report this amount as income on your tax return. This income is also subject to a substantial additional tax to be reported on Form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR. See the instructions for your tax return.
Boxes 15–17. Show state or local income tax withheld from the payments.
Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to Form 1099-MISC and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/Form1099MISC.
Free File. Go to www.irs.gov/FreeFile to see if you qualify for no-cost online federal tax preparation, e-filing, and direct deposit or payment options.
Instructions for Payer
To complete Form 1099-MISC, use:
• The 2021 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns, and
• The 2021 Instructions for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC.
To complete corrected Forms 1099-MISC, see the 2021 General Instructions for Certain Information Returns.
To order these instructions and additional forms, go to www.irs.gov/Form1099MISC.
Caution: Because paper forms are scanned during processing, you cannot file Forms 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, or 5498 that you print from the IRS website.
Due dates. Furnish Copy B of this form to the recipient by January 31, 2022. The due date is extended to February 15, 2022, if you are reporting payments in box 8 or 10.
File Copy A of this form with the IRS by February 28, 2022, if you file on paper, or by March 31, 2022, if you file electronically.
To file electronically, you must have software that generates a file according to the specifications in Pub. 1220. The IRS does not provide a fill-in form option for Copy A.
Need help? If you have questions about reporting on Form 1099-MISC, call the information reporting customer service site toll free at 866-455-7438 or 304-263-8700 (not toll free). Persons with a hearing or speech disability with access to TTY/TDD equipment can call 304-579-4827 (not toll free).