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

With the release of Publication 1220 for tax year 2021, we were made aware that the IRS has added Form 1099 NEC to the Combined Federal State Filing (CF/SF) program. This program is intended to relieve the burden of filing 1099s directly with states since the IRS forwards 1099s filed federally to participating state agencies. […]

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Common Unclaimed Property Questions and Answers

Over the years, we have hosted numerous webinars and events around unclaimed property. Throughout these events, we’ve received many excellent questions from attendees. We combed through and provided some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers from our unclaimed property experts.  Due Diligence If we have property where due diligence needs to be […]

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IRS Grants Permanent Relief for ACA Recipient Forms 1095-B & C

The IRS released Proposed Regulations this week that permanently extends the time for businesses to provide the Recipient copy of Forms 1095-B and 1095-C. Rather than continue to issue annual Notices to extend the date to issue the statement to the recipient, these regulations propose to permanently amend §1.6055-1(g)(4)(i) i to automatically grant filers a […]

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Are you Ready for 1099 Tax Reporting Season?

The 2021 1099 tax reporting season is rapidly approaching and the changes and updates are still coming – from the IRS and states. How can you ensure you’re ready for the busy season in time? We have four key ways to stay up-to-date on the latest reporting requirements, as well as highlights of notable 2021 […]

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Industry Spotlight: Financial Institutions

The last time I wrote to you about recent trends with unclaimed property and financial institutions, I talked about the increased audit activities and unique challenges that financial institutions face. Read the April 2021 article here. Regardless of your industry, I am sure you have heard the Consulting Team at Sovos share just how important […]

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Important eFile Threshold Changes Could be Coming for 2021 Tax Reporting Season

The IRS issued Proposed Regulations in September that included a reduction to the required electronic filing threshold for businesses from 250 information returns to 100 returns for the 2021 tax reporting season. Further, the new requirements change the way that a business determines how to arrive at the number of returns required to be filed […]

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Good Faith Unlikely for 2021 ACA Reporting

2021 ACA reporting will most likely be different than prior years. Last fall, the IRS issued Notice 2020-76, which provided Affordable Care Act (ACA) filers with an extension of time to furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to recipients. Instead of being due by the end of January, the forms could be mailed by March 2 […]

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Sovos Unveils Browser-Based Interface for Statutory Reporting Solution

At our Insurance Regulatory Summit, we announced the launch of the Web App, a new browser-based interface for the Sovos Statutory Reporting solution. The Web App is an addition that can further help users  comply with statutory reporting and state filing requirements.  The Web App was created for and by Sovos users to deliver a […]

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Unclaimed Property Due Dates by State

Unclaimed property due dates are spread across the calendar year and differ by state and holder/company type. Complicating matters even further, each state’s own unclaimed property rules and regulations are updated frequently. We’ve gathered state-specific information on unclaimed property due dates to help you stay on top of this changing information. The Sovos regulatory analysis […]

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Sovos Acquires 1099 Pro to Extend SMB Support as U.S. Tax Reporting Rules Grow More Complex

Earlier today, Sovos announced it has acquired 1099 Pro, a California-based company that delivers tax information reporting software and services to tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), in addition to enterprise organizations. 1099 Pro has been a market leader for three decades, and it brings talented team members to Sovos to extend […]

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How Accounting and Finance Teams Can Face the ‘Great Resignation’

As offices around the world begin to reopen after nearly 18 months of employees working from home, many buildings aren’t as full as they used to be. In fact, 2.7% of the workforce quit their jobs in June 2021 alone. This is caused in large part by what many are calling the “Great Resignation.” Finance […]

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Top 5 Proposed Changes in Crypto 1099 Reporting Guidance

The hotly anticipated crypto 1099 information reporting tax law changes may finally come to light this week. In an interesting twist to the bipartisan infrastructure bill negotiations, Senator Rob Portman (R)-OH added specific 1099 reporting tax law changes for digital asset transactions. The additions to the bill, entitled “Enhancement of Information Reporting for Brokers and […]

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Expansion to Statutory Schedule Y

As we pass the midpoint of the year, many companies are already looking toward year end, trying to ready themselves for various new reporting requirements. Among those is the expansion to statutory Schedule Y where newly adopted Part 3 will join the family and require disclosures on related party insurer members of a holding company […]

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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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Tips to Minimize Risk for Form 1099-K Reporting

Financial services and institutions are especially vulnerable to the increased risks that come with handing significantly more Forms 1099 due to new IRS regulations. If you‘re tasked with managing compliance or managing fraud for your organization, this burden may very well fall into your lap. It’s important to be proactive in safeguarding your organization from […]

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How to Navigate Increased Crypto Tax & Compliance Obligations in 2021

“Regulation always follows innovation, and sometimes, in democracies, it follows a little further behind other jurisdictions.” – Chris Giancarlo, CFTC Chairman Regulators at the IRS, SEC and CFTC have been playing catch-up for years, and in their defense, it’s not easy to hit a moving target. The digital asset ecosystem continues to grow exponentially and […]

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1099-K Reporting Requirements: Threshold Changes From Stimulus Bill

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which included a variety of provisions aimed at helping Americans get through the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help fund this most recent round of aid, Section 9674 of the Act includes a change to the Form 1099-K reporting threshold for Third-Party Settlement Organizations […]

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More Changes to Form 1042-S

Another January – arguably the busiest month of the tax season – has ended. Tax reporting professionals were consumed with issuing (and filing, in some cases) Forms W-2, 1099, and other information returns for U.S. taxpayers throughout the month of January. Now, we turn our attention to preparing for another busy month of tax processing. […]

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