Changes to Cayman Investment Funds Classified as Private Funds and Mutual Funds Overview: The Cayman Islands Government Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs, together with other associated authorities (in particular, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority “CIMA”) has notified the financial services industry of several pending changes to the regulation...more
The Treasury Department and IRS announced on March 21, 2020 that the federal income tax filing due date has been extended by Presidential signature of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). The due date of April 15, 2020...more
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Spicer Jeffries hosted a "Cryptocurrency Expert Panel" for the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association (PBHFA) in March 2018 March 25, 2018 - A PBHFA staff member wrote: Our March 22, meet & greet, deal-making social was a tremendous success! Our...more
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As a reminder, the IRS made changes to the 1099-MISC form by reviving the Form 1099-NEC. Beginning with the 2020 tax year the new 1099-NEC form will be used for reporting nonemployee compensation (NEC) payments. These payments were previously reported on Form 1099-MISC box 7 and will now be reported in Box 1 of Form 1099-NEC.
There are several parts of the new 1099-NEC form to take note of.
The IRS defines nonemployee compensation (NEC) in the 2020 Instructions for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC. If the following four conditions are met, you must generally report a payment as NEC. You made the payment to someone who is not your employee.
Examples of nonemployee compensation that are now reported in box 1 of Form 1099-NEC include:
In addition to nonemployee compensation, there are some other payments reported in box 1 of Form 1099-NEC.
You must also file Form 1099-NEC for each person from whom you have withheld any federal income tax (report in box 4) under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment.
Form 1099-NEC should be filed with the IRS on paper or electronically by January 31st of each year (February 1st in 2021). A copy of Form 1099-NEC should also be sent to your vendors and independent contractors by January 31st of each year (February 1st in 2021) There is no automatic extension available for the 1099-NEC form. The PATH Act, P.L. 114-113, Div. Q, sec. 201, accelerated the due date for filing Form 1099 that includes nonemployee compensation (NEC) from February 28 to January 31 and eliminated the automatic 30-day extension for forms that include NEC. Beginning with tax year 2020, use Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation.