Access 1099 forms for contractors

Gusto files electronic 1099-MISC forms for all contractors that have been paid through Gusto within the calendar year. Gusto will only fill out Box 7 (nonemployee compensation), but there are several other boxes on the form. 

If you would like to file the 1099 forms outside of Gusto, email us at support@gusto.com with your business name and the impacted contractors. You can also let us know when completing your end of year checklist, which will appear on the company dashboard.

View your form 1099

To view a copy of the 1099-MISC that we’ve prepared for you, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Documents tab.
  2. In the Company tab, click Form 1099-MISC: [Year] for the applicable year.
  3. The 1099 package will be available for payroll administrators to review in early January, and then made available to contractors later in the month.

Note: We don't file the cover sheet Form 1096 since this is only a requirement for paper filings. The descriptions of the boxes are simplified and there are other things to consider when filing out each box. Learn more about how to fill out Form 1099-MISC from the instructions provided by the IRS. 

Understand form 1099

Box 1: Any rent paid to the contractor over $600 including land, property, and machine rentals.

Box 2: Any royalties paid to the contractor over $10 including oil, gas, and/or mineral earnings.

Box 3: Any other income over $600 including prizes and/or awards.

Box 4: Federal income tax that has already been withheld during the year.

Box 5: Income earned on a fishing trip and distributed amongst the crew.

Box 6: Medical and healthcare costs that exceed $600 during the course of the contract.

Box 7: Any earnings processed through Gusto as a contractor (non-employee compensation). Gusto will take care of this box on your behalf.

 

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