The start of a new year can be hectic for business owners. The last thing you should be doing in January is trying to collect W-9s from your contractors and vendors so you can issue them a 1099-NEC. The new 1099-NEC (non-employee compensation) must be issued by January 31, 2022 to any contractor or vendor to whom you pay $600.
Here are some tips for collecting W-9s from your vendors and contractors.
- Require a W-9 before allowing a contractor or vendor to begin working
- Use Adobe Sign or DocuSign to collect W-9s electronically
- Use payable.com to assist you with the W-9 and 1099-NEC process
- Download a fillable W-9 Form for use with Adobe Reader or Acrobat