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Authored by Paul Dillon and Michelle Hobbs

Borrowers receiving a Form 1099-MISC, “Miscellaneous Information,” that includes as income certain payments on loans authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), may need to request a corrected 1099-MISC from their lenders. If income relating to these types of loan forgiveness is incorrectly included in a Form 1099, it could result in IRS correspondence to borrowers regarding underreported income.

The IRS released Announcement 2021-2 directing lenders to issue corrected Forms 1099-MISC within 90 days if payments of principal, interest and associated fees on a loan subsidized by the Small Business Administration are reported as income to the borrower. Directions for filing corrected Forms 1099-MISC can be found in the 2020 filing instructions. Failure to do so could result in penalties assessed to the lender.

Taxpayers that received Forms 1099-MISC from a lender that supplied CARES Act funding should carefully scrutinize the amounts reported to ensure such payments are not being reported as income. If this occurs, they should immediately contact the lender and request a corrected Form 1099-MISC. In January 2021, the IRS previously waived any requirement by lenders to issue Forms 1099-MISC reporting payments of principal, interest and associated fees on CARES Act funding.

For more information about how these issues may affect you, connect with your Baker Tilly tax professional.

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