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What is form 1099-INT?

1099 INT is the official form issued by all payers of interest income to investors at year's end. Form 1099-INT breaks down all types of interest income and related expenses. Payers must issue Form 1099-INTs for any party to whom they paid at least $10 of interest during the year. In simple words, IRS Form 1099-INT is sent to those taxpayers who received interest income during the current tax year, such as that from a savings account.

Who is supposed to file form 1099-INT?

File Form 1099-INT, Interest Income, for each person:

  • To whom you paid amounts reportable in boxes 1, 3, and 8 of at least $10 (or at least $600 of interest paid in the course of your trade or business described in the instructions for Box 1. Interest Income on page 2),
  • For whom you withheld and paid any foreign tax on interest, or
  • From whom you withheld (and did not refund) any federal income tax under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment.

Exceptions to file form 1099-INT

Exempt recipients

You are not required to file Form 1099-INT for payments made to certain payees including but not limited to a corporation, a tax-exempt organization, any IRA, Archer MSA, Medicare Advantage MSA, health savings account (HSA), a U.S. agency, a state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. possession, a registered securities or commodities dealer, nominees or custodians, brokers, or notional principal contract (swap) dealers.

Interest excluded from reporting

You are not required to file Form 1099-INT for interest on an obligation issued by an individual, interest on amounts from sources outside the United States paid outside the United States by a non-U.S. payer or non-U.S. middleman, certain portfolio interest, interest on an obligation issued by an international organization and paid by that organization, and payments made to a foreign beneficial owner or foreign payee.

Other exception

Do not report tax-deferred interest, such as interest that is earned but not distributed from an IRA.

Reporting interest and OID

If you are reporting interest and original issue discount (OID) on any obligation, you may report both the taxable interest and the OID on Form 1099-OID. It is not necessary to file both Forms 1099-INT and 1099-OID.

For more information visit: http://www.irs.gov/instructions