Friday, December 2, 2011


The IRS wants everyone to issue 1099's so that they can spot unreported income. This year the penalty for failure to file a 1099 is $250 per form with an addition $250 per form if you did not act in good faith.

I can guarantee you that one of the first things that the IRS looks at during the audit is 1099's. It is easy money for them if you did not file.

Think about it. If you missed 10 forms for three years the penalty would be $7,500 minimum with it possibly going to $15,000. That is on just 10 missed forms. Do the math. Make sure you issue 1099's.