Repeal of Expanded Information Reporting Requirements

The Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 eliminated new information reporting requirements that were created by previous legislation.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 expanded information reporting to include payments to corporations, “amounts in consideration of property,” and “other gross proceeds” made in the course of a trade or business (including operation of a governmental entity), beginning in 2012. The new law repeals these requirements. You are not required to file Form 1099-MISC for these payments for any year.

Existing information reporting requirements remain in effect. Payments of $600 or more for nonemployee compensation made in the course of a trade or business are generally required to be reported on Form 1099-MISC. Certain payments to corporations are required to be reported. See the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC for more information.

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 provided that anyone receiving rental income from real estate would be treated as receiving income from a trade or business of renting property; therefore, information return requirements applicable to small businesses would be in effect. This provision also is repealed; you are not considered to be in a trade or business solely because you receive rental income. See Publication 527 for more information on rental income and expenses.