The 1099 drama to continue?

As previously discussed there are some big changes scheduled to take effect in January 2012 related to Form 1099 reporting. However, based on the Presidents State of the Union address on January 25, 2010, it appears the President has indicated the willingness to potentially repeal the additional Form 1099 reporting requirements. “Now, I've heard rumors that a few of you have some concerns about the new health care law,” stated the President. “So let me be the first to say that anything can be improved. If you have ideas about how to improve this law by making care better or more affordable, I am eager to work with you. We can start right now by correcting a flaw in the legislation that has placed an unnecessary bookkeeping burden on small businesses.”

Based on recent legislation introduced by the Senate Finance Committee Chairmand Max Baucus and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the new legislation would repeal the requirement for all goods and services to be reported by small businesses on Form 1099 beginning in January 2012. As of right now, the reporting requirement still stands so stay tuned.