IRS Form 1099-NEC Guide for 2023 (TY2022)

When preparing Form 1099-NEC filings, it is important that you know what information you need to gather. We’ve compiled the following 4 key topics in our Form 1099-NEC Guide that may help you to correctly and timely complete your filing.

What’s new for Form 1099-NEC? (Jan. 2022 Rev.)

The 1099-NEC and instructions have been updated recently from an annual revision to continuous use. They will both be updated as needed. For the most recent instructions, please visit the IRS Form 1099-NEC page.

Form 1099-NEC Guide – Key Topics

Our Form 1099-NEC guide identifies 4 key topics that will help you get started with your filing.

Determine who receives a Form 1099-NEC

File Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation (NEC), for each person in the course of your business to whom you have paid the following during the year:

At least $600 in:

  1. Services performed by someone who is not your employee (including parts and materials);
  2. Cash payments for fish (or other aquatic life) you purchase from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish; or
  3. Payments to an attorney.

You must also file Form 1099-NEC for each person from whom you have withheld any federal income tax (report in box 4) under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment.

Gather information

The information needed for preparing Form 1099-NEC includes the taxpayer names, addresses, and identification numbers for the reporting company (“payer”) and the recipient (“payee”), as well as the amounts paid to the recipient.

Verify your information

It is important that you take the time to review the information you are reporting on your Forms 1099-NEC for accuracy before distributing and filing, including the payment amounts and taxpayer information. This will minimize the risk of incurring penalties and fines.

Distribute and file Form 1099-NEC

The IRS and recipient each require copies of the 1099-NEC form, as well as some state tax departments. Check out our Distribute and File Form 1099-NEC Guide to see where each copy goes.

Form 1099 Deadlines

As a best practice, we recommend getting started on your filings as early as possible. This ensures that you have ample time to collect the required information, complete the necessary forms, and verify the information for possible typos and other errors.

The IRS filing season 2023 deadlines for tax year 2022 are as follows:

2023 Deadlines (TY2022) IRS Paper File Deadline IRS E-file Deadline Recipient Copy / Furnishing Deadline
Form 1099-NEC January 31, 2023 January 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
Form 1099-MISC February 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
Form 1099-DIV February 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
Form 1099-INT February 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
Form 1099-NEC Guide – Filing Season 2023 Form 1099 Deadlines (TY2022)

Please note that these are just the federal deadlines. Please verify with your state for any state requirements and the proper submission methods.

Many states participate in the Combined Federal/State Filing program for the submission of Forms 1099-B, DIV, G, INT, K, MISC, NEC, OID, PATR, and R. Check if your state participates on our CF/SF list.


Use this Form 1099-NEC Guide along with our Essential Guide and become a master at your 1099-NEC filing. You can also learn more about the transmittal form for Forms 1099 by downloading our PDF Guide below:

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