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Version: 1.7.3

1099 Corrections

Generally, mistakes should be avoided in tax filing. However, if you made a mistake in your 1099 form, you can always file a correction to report the corrected data to the IRS.

Key Points:

  • TaxBandits API supports 1099 correction even if you filed your original return elsewhere or by other means (paper filing).
  • You can file a correction only if the IRS has Accepted the original form.
  • You can file a 1099 correction only with the IRS. If you need to file a correction with the state, contact your state agencies to check the requirements and possibilities.

Information that can be Corrected:

With TaxBandits API, you can correct the following information on your 1099 form:

  • Recipient Details - Name, TIN or Address

    If you want to correct the recipient details on your 1099 form, you can use the respective correction endpoint (Form1099NecCorrection or Form1099MiscCorrection), specify the CorrectionType as RECIPIENT, and provide the corrected Recipient information in the request.

  • Amounts or Other Field Data

    If you want to correct the amounts or other form fields, you can use the respective correction endpoint (Form1099NecCorrection or Form1099MiscCorrection), specify the CorrectionType as AMOUNT, and provide the correct information in the request.

  • Recipient Details and Amounts/Other Field Data

    If you want to correct both the recipient and amount details on your 1099 form, you can use the respective correction endpoint (Form1099NecCorrection or Form1099MiscCorrection), specify the CorrectionType as RECIPIENT_AMOUNT, and provide the corrected information in the request.

  • Payer Details - Name, TIN or Address

    If you want to correct the payer details on your 1099 form, you must send a letter to the IRS informing the change. The letter should include:

    • Name and address of payer
    • Type of error (include the incorrect payer name/TIN that was reported)
    • Tax year
    • Correct payer TIN
    • TCC (If the original return was filed with us, request us for the TCC#)
    • Type of return
    • Number of payees
    • Filing method, paper or electronic
    • If federal income tax was withheld

You must send this letter to the following address:

Internal Revenue Service,
Information Returns Branch,
230 Murall Drive, Mail Stop 4360,
Kearneysville, WV 25430.

Note: Please note that any data you correct in state-specific fields will not be reported to the state and will only be reflected in your federal return. If you need to file a correction with the state, contact your state agencies to check the requirements and possibilities.

Void Form 1099:

Not just for reporting corrected data, but you can also void a 1099 form that was mistakenly filed for a recipient. To do so, you can use the respective correction endpoint (Form1099NecCorrection or Form1099MiscCorrection) and specify the CorrectionType as VOID.