Non-Employee Payments (Form 1099) Reporting Virtual Workshop
We are thrilled to announce a free workshop that will be hosted by the Office of Indian Tribal Governments. This workshop is designed to provide a comprehensive review of federal tax responsibilities concerning non-employee payments for tribes and tribal entities. The information provided in this workshop is derived from Publication 4268, which pertains to the Employment Tax for Indian Tribal Governments.
This workshop is an invaluable resource for accounts payable employees and anyone who is responsible for filing Forms 1099 and Form 945. It is particularly beneficial for those who are new to their positions. The workshop will cover a range of topics, including an introduction to non-employee payment reporting, distinguishing between an independent contractor and an employee, reporting payments to independent contractors (Forms 1099), Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax, Deposit Rules, Gaming Per Capita Payments, and new requirements for electronic filing.
The best part about this workshop is that no registration is required. We will be offering two identical sessions of this workshop. To join, all you need to do is click the provided link or call in at the specified time. Please note that there will be a different link for each session.
The first session will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern) or 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific). The second session will be on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the same time.
If you have any questions, feel free to email them to TEGE.outreach@IRS.gov with the subject line “Pre-submitted questions for the ITG Teams 1099 Reporting Workshop”. We will answer your questions as time allows.
Volunteers Needed Across the Country for Free Tax Services
In other news, the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are currently seeking volunteers for the upcoming filing season. These programs offer free tax services and are available nationwide. They prepare millions of tax returns each year for low- to moderate-income taxpayers at no cost.
The VITA/TCE programs serve various populations, including rural taxpayers, limited English speakers, and senior citizens. Each year, thousands of volunteers gain invaluable professional experience while helping their community.
Become a VITA/TCE Volunteer
No experience is necessary to become a VITA or TCE volunteer. The IRS provides free specialized training. The available positions extend beyond tax preparation and include roles such as interpreters, greeters, quality reviewers, marketing specialists, instructors, and computer specialists.
Volunteers can choose to participate at in-person and virtual sites. The hours are often flexible, with many sites operating at night and on weekends. Free tax help locations are conveniently located in libraries, community centers, schools, and churches.
To learn more about becoming a VITA/TCE volunteer, visit IRS Tax Volunteers. If you are interested, you can sign up using the VITA/TCE Volunteer and Partner Signup. You will be provided a list of local VITA/TCE sites and invited to a virtual orientation.