All in the (1099) Family

The 1099 family of IRS forms is distinguished by two characteristics:

  • They are all “information returns” rather than “tax returns.” That is, they inform the taxpayer and/or the IRS regarding transactions which may have a tax effect. Form 1098, for instance, records mortgage interest paid by the taxpayer, which may or may not be deductible on the payer’s tax return. Form 1099-INT, on the other hand, records interest paid to the taxpayer, which may or may not be taxable.
  • They are all reported electronically to IRS in a format which is detailed in IRS Publication 1220.

The majority of these information returns include “1099” in their title. However, at least a dozen members of the 1099 family have some other number such as W-2G, 1098-T, etc.

A Family Tree

The following is a complete list of the 1099 Family of information returns as presented in Publication 1220:

  • Form 1097-BTC, Bond Tax Credit
  • Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement
  • Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes
  • Form 1098-E, Student Loan Interest Statement
  • Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement
  • Form 1099-A, Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
  • Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions
  • Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt
  • Form 1099-CAP, Changes in Corporate Control and Capital Structure
  • Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions
  • Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments
  • Form 1099-H, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Advance Payments
  • Form 1099-INT, Interest Income
  • Form 1099-K, Merchant Card and Third Party Network Payments
  • Form 1099-LTC, Long-Term Care and Accelerated Death Benefits
  • Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income
  • Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount
  • Form 1099-PATR, Taxable Distributions Received From Cooperatives
  • Form 1099-Q, Payments from Qualified Education Programs (Under Sections 529 & 530)
  • Form 1099-R, Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans,
  • IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc.
  • Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions
  • Form 1099-SA, Distributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA
  • Form 3921, Exercise of a Qualified Incentive Stock Option under Section 422(b)
  • Form 3922, Transfer of Stock Acquired Through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan under Section 423(c)
  • Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information
  • Form 5498-ESA, Coverdell ESA Contribution Information
  • Form 5498-SA, HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA Information
  • Form 8935, Airline Payments Report
  • Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings

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