|IRS 1099-MISC FORMS TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS; REFERENCE: CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISIONS|
Each January, the Department
of Social Services sends an IRS Form 1099 to all vendors informing them of
their total income for the prior tax year. These vendors include
attorneys, law enforcement agencies, child care providers, and many other
types of vendors.
Child care providers are considered self employed and are responsible for paying any applicable federal, state, or local taxes as well as any other costs associated with running their business.
DSS child care providers began receiving their IRS Form 1099 for tax year 2003 in January 2004. Providers receive this form because DSS made a payment to them on behalf of a family or families in 2003, regardless of the month or year child care services were rendered. This includes any backpayment a provider received for years prior to 2003.
This information is mailed to child care providers to assist them in filing their personal federal and state tax forms. State and federal taxes are not deducted from the amount shown on the 1099 form. Although some vendors are tax-exempt non-profit agencies that are not required to file a return with the Internal Revenue Service, DSS is required to send IRS-1099-Misc forms to all vendors.
Because child care IRS 1099 forms are issued from two different divisions
within DSS, each division handles replacement and corrections
This memorandum discusses procedures for IRS-1099 forms issued by the Family
Support and Children’s Divisions.
The 1099 forms generated by FAMIS include child care payments made via FAMIS and any CSIPS child care payments marked as fund code 49 (Block Grant) on the CSIPS ZPAY screen.
Child care providers who received payment for eligible children under fund code 49 and fund codes other than 49 (alternative care, adoption subsidy, or other Protective Services categories) will receive two IRS 1099 forms for tax year 2003. The separate IRS 1099 Forms will report different amounts the child care provider/facility received from each payment system (FAMIS/CSIPS).
Providers must combine the amounts from both 1099 forms to obtain the total dollars paid to them from the Department of Social Services. (View a sample of the FAMIS generated IRS 1099 Form in Adobe Acrobat ).
FAMIS REPLACEMENT 1099 FORM REQUESTS
The 1099 forms are mailed to providers' addresses, as they appear in the FAMIS Resource Directory and the Departmental Vendor System databases as of December 31, 2003.
Providers, who do not receive their FAMIS generated IRS 1099 Form by January
31, 2004, may request a replacement through your office or by calling
Providers are encouraged to allow sufficient time for mailing and time for the US Postal Service to return undeliverable forms to the Office of Early Childhood before requesting a replacement 1099 form. The Office of Early Childhood does not issue replacements for lost FAMIS generated 1099 forms until February 1, 2004.
Because IRS-1099 Forms are highly confidential documents, replacing a FAMIS 1099 form is considered when the following conditions are met:
NOTE: OEC makes every attempt to mail replacements to providers as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of replacement requests, inform providers to anticipate their replacement 1099 form within three weeks from the date of their request.
FAMIS GENERATED IRS 1099 FORMS RETURNED TO OEC AS UNDELIVERABLE
Each year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) returns a high volume of IRS-1099 forms to OEC as undeliverable. The majority of these contain a USPS forwarding address label, giving the provider’s new address. Previously, FAMIS 1099 forms returned to the Office of Early Childhood by the USPS were remailed to the provider at the new verified address.
This process is changed for 1099 forms returned to OEC this year. The returned 1099 forms will now be returned to their respective county office via Interagency mail. County offices may expect the returned 1099 forms to arrive at their offices within one week of receipt of this memorandum. When child care providers call OEC asking about a returned 1099, staff is instructing them to contact their local FSD office to pick up their FAMIS 1099 form.
COUNTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR RETURNED FAMIS 1099 FORMS
When your county receives the undeliverable 1099 form with a USPS change in address or moved left no forward label, evaluate if it is appropriate to close the current registration because of a physical move.
If it is a licensed child care facility, compare the old and new addresses in MOHSAIC and notify your local DHSS/Bureau of Child Care Licensing District office when the USPS physical address does not match the facility physical location in MOHSAIC.
Release the 1099 to the child care provider upon proof of identity. You may mail the returned form to the provider as long as the provider’s address is verified (See OEC Replacement Procedures, above).
At no time should a Post Office box address be entered into the system as the provider’s physical address or where care takes place. FSD/CD staff may enter a verified Post Office box or any other street address as the mailing address for contracted and registered providers.
OTHER FAMIS GENERATED IRS 1099 FORM ISSUES
When a provider calls about an:
Office of Early ChildhoodWhen this documentation is received at the local FSD offices, local staff is instructed to complete the FAMIS 1099 Replacement/Information Form (in Adobe Acrobat ) and mail it with the supporting verification to the Office of Early Childhood at the above address.
No corrections are made to FAMIS 1099 IRS Forms without proof of the change from the provider. When the provider submits proof of the disputed issue, the Office of Early Childhood compares the documentation to the system information and a letter is sent to the provider informing them of the outcome.
OEC cannot resolve amount, name, or tax identification number errors by telephone.
Reminder: A provider’s tax identification number may be their personal Social Security number or a Federal EIN. The Federal EIN and SSN are both nine-digit numbers. An example of a Federal EIN format is 43-1234567.
Some providers also have a Missouri Department of Revenue sales tax exempt number, which is an eight digit number (12-123456). A provider may mistakenly submit their sales tax exempt number instead of their SSN or Federal EIN. If this occurs, you must request proof of their SSN or Federal EIN as these are the only acceptable numbers for tax reporting purposes. The state sales tax exempt number is not valid for income tax reporting purposes.
MESSAGE TO PROVIDERS WITH FAMIS GENERATED IRS-1099 FORMS
The FAMIS generated 1099 forms contain a message page informing providers that a direct deposit option is available for receipt of their child care payment. (View a sample of the provider message in Adobe Acrobat. )
If a provider requests direct deposit, follow instructions outlined in IM Memorandum-#143 (2000) to enter the appropriate information in the system.
CHILDREN’S DIVISION/CHILD WELFARE IRS 1099 FORMS
Children’s Division/Child Welfare sends IRS 1099 forms to providers who were paid for child care, residential treatment, counseling, and other types of contracted services. Providers that received payment from the Legacy system for child care services (categorized as any fund code other than 49) receive a Children’s Division/Child Welfare IRS 1099 form.
Please refer provider questions regarding their Children’s Division/Child Welfare IRS-1099 form to 573-522-2663.
Department of Social Services/Family Support Division