Form 1099 is actually a series of documents for reporting various types of income other than salary. For payroll purposes, Form 1099 is commonly used to report amounts paid to independent contractors, but can be used to pay employees in some situations.
Employers must provide a Form 1099 to every independent contractor that is paid more than $600 in a calendar year.
One Form 1099 must be prepared and sent, by January 31st, to each independent contractor paid by a company.
Contractors who need a copy of their Form 1099 can take the following steps:
- Log in to your Zenefits account.
- Click on Documents.
- Find the corresponding year of 1099 you need, and download.
Note: If you still have the Contractor's app in your dashboard, your 1099s will be sent via email.
Requests for Paper 1099: In the event that a contractor reaches out to Zenefits Support for a paper copy of their 1099 form, they can download and print the 1099 from the Documents section of their dashboard. If they are unable to do so, they will need to reach out to their company admin -- it is their responsibility to print and mail the 1099 form to the contractor