Do you know about 2011's 1099 Tsunami?

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Instead of asking, “Would you like paper or plastic?” the checkout clerk may soon ask, “Do you need our form W-9?”

A W-9 is the IRS’s “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.” Because of the new healthcare law . . .

If you spend as little as $55 at the local Office Shack each month, you’ll exceed $600 for the year. That means you’ll need to file a 1099 with the IRS for Office Shack. You’ll also need to get a W-9 from Office Shack so that you can have their tax id number handy when the time comes to fill out the 1099.

It used to be that businesses only had to file 1099s for unincorporated, independent contractors (with some exceptions). But now a 1099 will be required every time a business spends more than $600 with any entity. Multiply this requirement across the entire economy and it amounts to a tsunami of hundreds of millions of additional tax form filings.

This is what happens when we let politicians pass un-read bills containing thousands of pages!

Not surprisingly, a revolt is building against this requirement, but it will be a lot easier to repeal this 1099 requirement now, before the election, when the politicians are paying more attention to public opinion, than it will be after the election. So take action now!

Please send Congress a letter asking them to repeal the 099 Tsunami. We have a NEW CAMPAIGN for this purpose.

This one is simple. There’s no need to write personal comments unless you have something extra to say. The hardwired message we provide reads . . .

There’s a coming 1099 tsunami. Stealth language in the 2,400-page health legislation requires millions of businesses to issue hundreds of millions of additional IRS Form 1099s every year. It’s a cumbersome and expensive, anti-business measure, during a time of unemployment. Please repeal this provision now!

You can send your letter to Congress using DownsizeDC.org’s Educate the Powerful System.

Please send your letter today. There are only a few weeks left before the Election. Now is the time to get this terrible provision repealed.

And be sure to tell your friends. Here is a handy link to share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites: http://bit.ly/9Bvx28

Jim Babka, President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h

5 thoughts on “Do you know about 2011's 1099 Tsunami?

  1. And up would go costs to consumers for all the extra work, time and expense, too. Grief this is ridiculous! Thank you for the info – hadn’t heard about this one yet. It’s just too much to keep on top of all this stuff coming at us!

    1. What a mountain of 1099’s has to do with “Health Care Reform” I’ll never know! It should never have been part of the HCR Bill, but when legislators don’t read the bills, don’t have public debate on them, and it gets ramrodded through despite Obama’s promise to allow 72 hours for public comment before he signs, this is the crappy kind of legislation that we get.

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