The Small Business Jobs Act that passed Congress last year requires all property owners that rent out properties to file a 1099 for each vendor who does $600 or more in work. Even if you only rent out a single property, you must collect the following for each vendor:
- Social Security or Federal Employer Identification Number
The details to the exceptions to this requirement have yet to be ironed out but the exceptions include:
- burden: if gathering the required information and issuing the forms create a hardship
- duration: the property is only a temporary rental of your own residence
- income: your income from the rental doesn’t meet minimal threshold requirements (as yet unidentified)
If you are renting out a property, make sure you, your bookkeeper, and/or CPA have a way of tracking each vendor starting January 1, 2011.