1099 Forms: Explaining these ubiquitous forms and their usesSubmitted by Kaizen Financial Advisors, LLC on January 31st, 2020
If you are not already receiving 2019 tax forms, you may receive some soon. 1099 forms are sent out by banks and brokerages in January. Sometimes 1099s are restated, and you may receive an updated version in February.
How do I get 1099s from Kaizen? Our clients can access Schwab tax forms on Schwab’s 1099 Dashboard (log into your Schwab account). If your form is not yet available, Schwab’s 1099 Dashboard will let you know the expected availability.
What is a 1099 form? This is a record of payment from an individual or entity, showing a payment, generated for your records. The individual/entity sends a copy to both the payee as well as the I.R.S.1
Who might be sending 1099s? Businesses send their freelancers 1099s. Banks send 1099s to reflect interest from a savings account. A state may send a 1099 for a tax refund. If the financial institution who handles your retirement account writes you a check, they will also send you a 1099.1
There are many types of 1099 forms, and these are the types our clients most often receive:
1099-B: Proceeds from selling stocks, mutual funds, or ETFs.
1099-DIV: Dividends and certain distributions from mutual funds.
1099-G: Payments from government agencies and qualified state tuition programs, including state and local tax refunds, unemployment benefits, and gambling winnings.
1099-INT: Interest income of $10 or more.
1099-LTC: Distributions (payments) from long term care insurance contracts and some payments from life insurance.
1099-MISC: Miscellaneous income, including compensation received as an independent contractor.
1099-Q: Withdrawals from 529s and similar savings plans.
1099-R: Distributions from retirement, pension, and profit-sharing plans as well as any IRA or annuity contract.
1099-S: Gross proceeds from real estate transactions or exchanges.
1099-SA: Distributions from Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Archer Medical Savings Accounts (Archer MSA), or Medicare Advantage Medical Savings Accounts (MA MSA).1
A CPA or other qualified tax professional will use these forms when preparing your 2019 tax return. Kaizen Advisors review client taxes to look for opportunities going forward, such as making an investment plan that considers taxes and using tax-advantaged accounts to save for retirement, health, and education. Clients nearing or in retirement can compare different withdrawal strategies to meet cash flow needs while reducing taxes. If you or someone you know would like to discuss tax planning, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a Kaizen advisor.
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1 - nerdwallet.com/blog/taxes/what-is-a-1099-form/ [8/22/18]