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1099 FAQ (2016 filing year)

With the 1099 season fast approaching, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions about 1099s coming from officials or event workers. 

 

When will I get my 2016 1099 and by what method?

Where can I get a copy of my 2016 1099?

Will I receive one 1099 from each organization for which I officiated?

What makes up the total amount on my 2016 1099?

What gives ArbiterSports the legal right to issue 1099s?

What if I got paid by schools that are not using ArbiterPay to issue 2016 1099s?

What is ArbiterPay’s Tax identification Number(TIN)?

What if I already filed my 2016 Income Taxes before I received this 1099 form?

Do I need to include income under $600 on my 2016 tax return even though I did not receive a 1099?

 

When will I get my 2016 1099 and by what method?

1099 information will be available for you to access, view and download in your ArbiterOne account by Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. You will receive a notice once this information is available at the email address we have on file for you. You will be responsible for downloading and printing your 1099. Please see instructions on how to obtain a copy of your 1099 in question 2 below. Arbiter will only be emailing 2016 1099s to individuals that do not have an ArbiterOne Account.

Please, do not request 1099 information from ArbiterSports prior to January 31st, 2017, as we will not be able to provide it.

  

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Where can I get a copy of my 2016 1099?

If you have an ArbiterOne Account, follow these instructions:

  1. First, access your ArbiterSports account at www.arbitersports.com by entering your username and password
  2. Then, click on the Payments Tab

  3. Under the Payments Tab, click the sub-tab titled 1099’s

  4. You will see the year and total amount of your 2016 1099

  5. To print or download your 1099, click on the printer icon to the left of the amount. A printable file of your 1099 will display. If your 1099 does not display, it is most likely that you have a Pop up blocker on. Please disable the Pop up blocker and try again

  6. To view the details that make up the total amount, including the organizations whose payments are included in the 1099, click on the dollar sign to the left of the amount

**If you do not have an ArbiterOne Account, you will be receiving an email with a copy of your 1099 to the email address we have on file for you by January 31st, 2017.**

 

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Will I receive one 1099 from each organization for which I officiated?

Organizations that use ArbiterPay can select to continue issuing 1099s themselves or have ArbiterPay issue the 1099s.  Organizations issuing their own 1099s will send you a 1099 if you meet their reporting threshold for the amount earned.  All payments from organizations that select ArbiterPay to issue their 1099s will be combined into a single ArbiterPay 1099.

 

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What makes up the total amount on my 2016 1099?

To view the details that make up the total amount of your 1099, including the organizations your 1099 is from, access your 1099 using the instructions on question 2 and click on the dollar sign on the left of the amount. We’re not able to provide this list in an email nor can we identify the organizations as all clients have until 12/31 to choose who will be issuing their 1099s.

 

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What gives ArbiterSports the legal right to issue 1099s?

The IRS is not concerned about who reports money earned by independent contractors - only that the money is reported.  ArbiterSports has been contracted by one or more organizations that you have worked for in 2016 to issue 1099s on their behalf. There is no legal right required for ArbiterSports to issue the 1099s instead of the organizations, although the IRS has added language in recent years that not only allows, but requires third-party payment platforms such as ArbiterPay to report 1099 earnings under certain circumstances. Please consult your tax advisor or direct any other questions you may have about this to the IRS at www.irs.gov.

 

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What if I got paid by schools that are not using ArbiterPay to issue 2016 1099s?

If you worked for multiple organizations, ArbiterSports will only show payments made to you by the Paying Organizations that have requested ArbiterSports to issue 1099s. Paying Organizations not using ArbiterSports to issue 1099s will be responsible to issue 1099s directly to you. Please contact them directly with any 1099 questions or to receive your 2016 1099 forms.

 

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What is ArbiterPay’s Tax Identification Number (TIN)?

ArbiterPay’s Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 262921176.

 

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What if I already filed my 2016 Income Taxes before I received this 1099 form?

All information on your 2016 1099 form from ArbiterPay is also being reported to the IRS. Please direct any questions you may have about how to proceed or if you need to file an amended tax return to your tax advisor or to the IRS at www.irs.gov.

 

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Do I need to include income under $600 on my 2016 tax return even though I did not receive a 1099?

The IRS only requires that Paying Organizations issue a 1099 form if the contractor/individual earned over $600 in 2016. However, contractors/individuals are required to report all earnings, regardless of the amount when you file your 2016 Income Taxes. Please direct any questions you may have about what needs to be reported on your Income Taxes to your tax advisor or to the IRS at www.irs.gov.

 

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