IRS TAX TIPS: MISSING A FORM 1099?

If you receive certain types of income, you may get a Form 1099 for use with your federal tax return. Form 1099 is an information return provided by the payer of the income. You should receive your Form 1099-series information returns by January 31, 2007. The payer deadline to mail Form 1099-series is January 31, 2007.

If you have not received an expected Form 1099 within a few days after that, contact the payer, to secure the missing information. If you still do not receive the form by February 15th, call the IRS for assistance at 800-829-1040.

In some cases, you may obtain the information that would be on the Form 1099 from other sources. For example, your bank may put a summary of the interest paid during the year on the December or January statement for your savings or checking account. If you are able to get the accurate information needed to complete your tax return, you do not have to wait for the Form 1099 to arrive. Form 1099-series is not a required attachment to your return, except when you receive a Form 1099-R, or Form 1099-INT that shows federal income tax withheld. You will not usually attach a 1099-series form to your return, except when you receive a Form 1099-R that shows income tax withheld. You should keep a copy of all the 1099s that you receive with your tax records for the year. There are several different forms in this series, including:

Form 1099

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