Are you a business owner who recently received a CP2100A Notice from the IRS informing you of discrepancies between information reported to the IRS and the IRS's database? If so, it's time to take action. While getting a notice from the IRS is never pleasant, ignoring it—or thinking you'll get to it later—can lead to hefty penalties and interest charges. The good news is there are steps you can take right now to reduce your exposure and minimize potential damage.
A TIN matching service, such as Aatrix eFile, can work seamlessly with your payroll and accounting software. Choose the TIN Matching Report and submit your files, and the system will check for any discrepancies and inform you so that you can verify the information with your recipient and correct it.
In April, the IRS sent CP2100 and CP2100A notices to banks, credit unions, businesses or payers who filed returns that don't match IRS records. These information returns include: Form 1099-B, Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments Form 1099-INT, Interest Income Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Co…
It is common to report an incorrect Tax Identification Number (TIN) or name when filing 1099 forms with the IRS. Sometimes it could be a typo, or it could be because the vendor provides their business name with their social security number (SSN), or vice versa. To prevent the IRS from issuing penalties for inaccurate reporting, it is recommended that you verify the accuracy of the recipient's Tax Identification Number (TIN) before filing 1099 forms.