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Better Late Than Never: IRS Releases 1099 Reporting Guidance Impacting 2020 Season

January is in full-swing as businesses and software filers scramble to prepare Forms W-2, 1099, 1098 and other information returns to issue to recipients by the end of this month. As the deadline approaches for what is arguably the busiest month of tax season, the IRS released Notice 2021-06 impacting 1099’s that your company may […]

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IRS and States Continue To Focus on Gaps in Nonemployee Compensation Income Reporting

Nonemployee compensation is the income paid by companies that classify an individual as a nonemployee. Nonemployee compensation can represent a variety of business payments including fees, commissions, prizes or rewards. The IRS and states use a variety of information returns to verify the accuracy of income claimed by individuals and business taxpayers including Form 1099-MISC […]

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How to File Unclaimed Property Reports Now That UPExpress Has Been Discontinued

UPExpress, the free tool for companies to eFile unclaimed property reports directly to participating states, was discontinued at the end of 2020 because the current file formats no longer aligned with many of the state’s newly implemented technologies. You can still eFile unclaimed property reports to states that accept online reporting. However, if you plan […]

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Latest Updates: State Direct Reporting Requirements for Form 1099-NEC

Updated Jan. 8, 2021 With the latest IRS announcement in Publication 1220 stating that information reporting data for the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, will not be included in the Combined Federal/State Filing (CF/SF) program, numerous states are beginning to publish direct reporting requirements. The Sovos regulatory analysis team will continuously update this page with […]

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Energy, Oil & Gas Industry in Unclaimed Property

by: Gary Joseph, MBA, CIA, Senior Consulting Manager Unclaimed property compliance for energy, oil and gas companies can be an especially complex process due to various industry-specific nuances and intricacies. Exclusive property types, such as mineral interest proceeds and royalty payments, title disputes, and operationally-intensive state requirements all contribute to the uniqueness of the industry […]

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Sovos Acquires LTtax, Strengthening Automated Tax Withholding Capabilities

Earlier this week, Sovos acquired LTtax, a New York-based provider of payroll withholding and unemployment tax software. The company serves some of the largest retailers, financial institutions and insurers operating in the United States, and its automated withholding technology solves a critical need for large enterprises that manage their own payroll services. Sovos saw an […]

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Unclaimed Property Dormancy Periods by State: What You Need to Know

Understanding unclaimed property dormancy periods by state and executing the appropriate decisions can make or break your company’s unclaimed property program. This is due primarily to the fact that each state has varying dormancy periods. To complicate matters even further, each state has specific dormancy periods for each corresponding property type. As a result, determining […]

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Things Are Looking Up for Direct Sellers for 2021 NEC Reporting

This week, the IRS released draft instructions for 2021 reporting of tax information on Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC. One of the most notable changes included in the “What’s New” section of the instructions is the indication that the IRS has added the Payer Made Direct Sales of $5K or more checkbox to the Form 1099-NEC. […]

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5 Reasons to Attend Sovos’ Insurance and Regulatory Summit

Sovos is the industry leader in U.S. insurance accounting and reporting, education and software. From our expert level instructors, to our industry best-in-class software and support, to our customized high-quality training, Sovos helps you meet your organizational goals. Being the industry leader requires staying ahead of industry changes in insurance accounting and financial reporting.  To […]

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Sovos Regulatory Course Spotlight and Meet Our Educators

Course Offering Spotlight In this week’s course offering spotlight, we are highlighting another one of Sovos’ regularly offered courses, Schedule P Preparation. This course teaches you how to complete schedule P of the annual statement and understand its analytic value. In our upcoming Sovos Insurance Regulatory Summit 2020, we will be offering a session on […]

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Tax Issues Only Going to Get Worse with PayPal Going Crypto

Starting in early 2021, PayPal customers can buy, sell and trade select cryptocurrencies using their PayPal and Venmo online wallet accounts. Shoppers will also be able to use crypto to purchase goods and services using their PayPal account, according to Reuters last week. For the 26 million merchants participating in the PayPal network, expanding payment […]

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Sovos Regulatory Course Spotlight and Meet Our Educators

With more than 50-years helping professionals succeed in their career, our Sovos Booke regulatory team is known and trusted throughout the insurance industry and is the premier compliance destination for information and emerging trends in tax, regulatory reporting and compliance. Our team of educators share their knowledge and experience to teach the nitty-gritty of insurance […]

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2020 GCS Intelligent Reporting | Session Recaps

Tuesday, October 6 CEO Keynote: Our Journey to Solve Tax for Good | Andy Hovancik, President & CEO, Sovos GCS Intelligent Reporting kicked off with our Sovos CEO, Andy Hovancik, sharing more on what attendees can expect to get from this year’s event and helping attendees better understand Sovos’ mission to “Solve Tax For Good.” […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | Lukka

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series continues with an introduction to another brilliant tax expert who is particularly knowledgeable in the cryptocurrency industry. In this segment, we welcome Roger Brown of Lukka, who will be presenting at our upcoming conference in early October.  Roger will highlight the anticipated OECD developments involving […]

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NAUPA III Format is Underway

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrator’s (NAUPA) Standard Electronic File Format is a standard set of codes that has been widely used to file unclaimed property reports to states in the US since 1990. The current version, NAUPA II Format, has been used for the past 18 years and is adopted by all 50 […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | Cointracker

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series continues with the introduction to an award-winning subject matter expert on tax in the Cryptocurrency industry. In this segment, we welcome Sheehan Chandrasekera of Cointracker, who will be attending & presenting at our upcoming conference in early October. In this segment of the “Speaker Spotlight” […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | KPMG & Zions Bancorporation

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series kicks off with the introduction to two brilliant women in the world of tax, Kelli Wooten of KPMG LLP and Susie Jensen of Zions Bancorporation, who will be attending & presenting at our upcoming conference in early October. These two professionals are particularly well-versed in […]

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Updated Publication 1220 Pushes States Towards Direct State Reporting for Form 1099-NEC

The IRS has released the 2020 version of Publication 1220. One of the most notable changes is that Form 1099-NEC (Nonemployee Compensation)—which was previously reported on Form 1099-MISC utilizing Box 7—will not be a Combined Federal/State Filing (CFS) form. This means that Form 1099-NEC cannot be filed with the states through the CFS Program. The […]

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