ID Verification for IRS 1099 Form Processing
Verify by Name or Social Security Number
Avoid costly penalties
Most people know about the individual mandate in the new health care bill, but the bill contained another mandate that could be far more costly.
A few wording changes to the tax code section 6041 regarding 1099 reporting were slipped into the 2000-page health legislation.
The changes will force millions of businesses to issue hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of additional IRS Form 1099 every year.
Businesses will have to issue 1099s whenever they do more than $600 of business with another entity in a year.
When a business buys a $1,000 used car, it will have to gather information on the seller
and mail 1099s to the seller and the IRS. When a small shop owner pays their rent, they will have to send a 1099 to the landlord and IRS. Recipients of
the vast flood of these forms will have to match them with existing accounting records. There is a huge potential for errors and mismatches,
which could generate many costly battles with the IRS. You can be assessed up to a 20% penalty for erroneous information on forms you submit.
Related tax information about Form 1099 discrepancies
To prevent costly penalties you must be sure of the identity of the party you are dealing with especially if they are an individual.
You can verify the identity of the person named on the 1099 form online with a SECURE connection between your
web browser and our server. The time
to retrieve a record is less than two seconds after you submit your request.
The operator simply logs in and enters the Social Security Number OR the name and address of the person in question
to receive information about whether or not the number was assigned, where it was assigned and
if the person to whom it was assigned has since been reported as deceased to the Social Security Administration.
We can also return the individuals name, address, former addresses, date of birth, phone
number and at the same time screen the name against the U.S. Treasury Department OFAC and SDN lists for Patriot Act Compliance requirements if desired.
As an added option, you can submit only the name and last 4 digits of the ssn.
We will return the name, address, previous addresses, and OFAC screening. This is ideal for situations where persons
do not want to submit their full ssn.
Some of our
clients use this service for Social Security Number (SSN) validation,
SSN Trace, ID Verification, Death File (DMF) processing and U.S. Patriot
Act Compliance requirements.
Our data elements are always fresh and up to date