– 2021 YEAR-END INFORMATION REPORTING MEMO –
|Filing Deadline||Form||Provide info to GDP by *|
|January 31, 2022||1099-NEC||January 15, 2022|
|February 28, 2022||1099-MISC||January 15, 2022|
|January 31, 2022||W-2||January 15, 2022|
|March 15, 2022||S Corp, Partnership & LLC tax returns||February 15, 2022|
|April 18, 2022||C Corp, Trust & Individual tax returns||March 15, 2022|
*If you provide us your tax information after these dates your tax return will be extended. We will adhere to this policy to ensure the well-being of our staff and the quality of our services. Tax return engagement letters and document requests will be provided to you in January 2022.
FORM 1099 REPORTING
Forms 1099 are used to report certain amounts paid by a trade or business and rentals, including payments for rents and payments for services to independent contractors & consultants.
Payments over $600 for services paid to a non-corporate entity are reported on Form 1099-NEC which is due January 31, 2022.
Payments over $600 for rent paid to a non-corporate entity are reported on Form 1099-MISC which is due February 28, 2022.
A separate Form 1096 must be filed with each set of forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC being paper filed.
Payments to vendors by credit card are not required to be reported on 1099s.
Rental real estate activities need to file 1099s if the rental is considered a trade or business.
Also send a copy of the 1099 to the state if either 1) the payment was subject to state withholding or 2) the payment was made to a non-resident for services performed in the state.
Please call us if you need help in determining your filing requirements.
ELECTRONIC FILING OF FORMS W-2 AND 1099
IRS requires electronic filing if you file 250 or more information returns of any one type. Additional information is available in Pub. 1220.
Vermont requires electronic filing if total combined W-2s and 1099s being submitted exceed 25. The online filing system can be accessed at The Vermont Department of Taxes.
NORTH CAROLINA PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RETURNS
Personal Property Tax Returns are due January 31, 2022. A return is required when a NC business owns or possesses personal property including machinery and equipment, office furniture, computers, supplies and leasehold improvements. If you have questions, or would like us to prepare the return, please contact our NC office, by January 15, 2022, at 704-558-6010.
PROGRAMS RELATED TO COVID-19 RELIEF
The filing of payroll Forms 941 may be impacted if you qualify for programs under the CARES Act and FFCR Act. These programs include the Employee Retention Credit, Payroll Tax Deferral, Paid Sick Leave Credit and Paid Family Leave Credit. If you need more information, please contact us or your payroll provider.
PERSONAL USE OF COMPANY VEHICLES
The personal use of a company owned vehicle is a taxable fringe benefit and must be reported on the employee’s Form W-2. For assistance in calculating these amounts, please contact us.
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR S-CORPORATION SHAREHOLDERS
Health insurance premiums and contributions to health savings accounts paid by an S Corporation for more than 2% shareholders must be included as wages on Form W-2 in boxes 1 and 16. These amounts are not subject to federal or state tax withholdings and Medicare and Social Security tax should not be withheld on these amounts. When appropriately reported on the W-2, the shareholder may be able to deduct these costs on their individual tax return.
VT W-2 REPORTING OF EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE
The VT Dept. of Taxes has mandated that all employers must include the cost of employer-sponsored healthcare on the employee Form W-2. Employers must report both the portion paid by the employer and the portion paid by the employee as a single line item in Box 12 on Form W-2 with code “DD”. This reporting is informational only with no tax implications.
WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS ON BONUSES
Bonuses and other supplemental payments to employees are wages and taxes must be withheld by the employer. Income tax may be withheld at a flat rate or at the employee’s normal rate if paid concurrently with regular wages. The flat rates are 22% federal, 6.6% Vermont and 5.35% for North Carolina. These payments are also subject to Social Security and Medicare withholdings. See section 7 of Publication 15 for more details.
GROUP TERM LIFE INSURANCE
Employer-provided group term life insurance coverage over $50,000 must be treated as taxable income and reported on the employee’s Form W-2.The taxable value is determined by using a table provided by the IRS. For assistance in calculating the value, please contact us.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPORTING & PENALTIES
Employers with over 50 full time employee equivalents may have additional reporting requirements and could be subject to penalties if health insurance requirements are not met. If you might have this level of employees, please contact us to discuss.