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State of Louisiana
Office of Statewide Reporting and Accounting Policy

M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Mark C. Drennen
Commisioner of Administration

September 30, 1999

M E M O R A N D U M – SA 00-11

TO: Fiscal Officers

All State Agencies
FROM: F. Howard Karlton, C.P.A.


1099-Misc Reporting

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently released the Instructions for Forms 1099, 1098, 5498, and W-2G… which details the reporting requirements for the calendar year ending 1999. Agencies should obtain a copy of these instructions from the Internal Revenue Service by either calling 1-(800) 829-3676 or through the Internet at "www.irs.ustreas.gov".

Form 1098-T, Tuition Payments Statement reporting requirements have been extended for 1998 to 1999. Thus, the 1999 FORM 1098-T, Tuition Payments Statement contains the same information as required for 1998 with no additional reporting for 1999. Also, recent legislation clarified that mixed-use loans are not qualified education loans. Therefore, lenders are not required to report on FORM 1098-E, Student Loan Interest Statement, any mixed-use loan interest. Report only interest on loans, for which the borrower certifies that all the loan proceeds are solely to pay, qualified higher education expenses.

The 1099 process, which is run during the December monthly close, looks at the vendor’s 1099 status and the object code used on the payment voucher at the time the process is run to determine if a payment will be reported. Therefore, even though the vendor’s 1099 indicator was "N" when the payments were issued, all payments for that vendor record issued using 1099 reportable objects will be reported as long as the indicator is changed to "Y".

Agencies paying 1099 vendors reportable through their own internal subsystems must report 1099 information themselves. If your agency has 250 or more 1098’s or 1099’s, you must transmit the returns using magnetic media. Failure to properly report this information can result in large fines (i.e. – maximum penalty of $250,000 per year for failure to report on magnetic media). IRS publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1098, 1099, 5498, and W-2G magnetically or electronically (Rev. 9/99) provides the necessary information for magnetic reporting.

Should you have questions concerning 1099- Misc. Reporting, please contact the OSRAP Help Desk at (225) 342-1097. Remember all OSRAP SA memorandums,   forms and E-mail addresses of all OSRAP staff  may be accessed through our home page at http:\\www.doa.state.la.us\osrap\osrap.htm.