IRS Tax Tip 2003-25, (Feb. 5, 2003) -- If you received certain types of income, you may receive a Form 1099 for use with your federal tax return.You should receive these forms from the payer by early February, according to the IRS. Payers have until Jan. 31, 2003, to mail these to you. If you have not received an expected 1099 by a few days after that, contact the payer. If you still do not get the form by Feb. 15, call the IRS for help at 1-800-829-1040.

In some cases, you may obtain the information that would be on the 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. Or it may make the interest figure available through its customer service line or Web site. Some payers include cumulative figures for the year with their quarterly dividend statements. If you are able to get the accurate information needed to complete your tax return, you do not have to wait for the 1099 to arrive.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access