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FSA announces IRS form changes

Published 10:26pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Beaufort-Hyde County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Suzanne Murray, announced that calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.
“Starting with calendar year 2012, producers whose total reportable payments from FSA are less than $600 will not receive IRS Form 1099-G (Report of Payments to Producers),” said Murray.
Additionally, producers who receive payments from more than one county will only receive one Form 1099-G if the total of all payments from all counties is $600 or more, Murray said.
“Producers who receive less than $600 in combined payments should consult a tax advisor to determine if these payments must be reported on their tax return,” Murray said.
If the payments were subject to voluntary withholdings or subject to backup (involuntary) withholdings a Form 1099-G will be issued regardless of the total amount of the payments.
The same changes will apply to producers and vendors who normally receive IRS Form 1099-MISC from FSA.  Contact the Beaufort-Hyde County FSA office at 252-946-1076, Ext. 2 or at 155B Airport Rd. Washington, NC, for information regarding IRS reporting changes.

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