Form 1099-B Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions

Form 1099-B is a federal tax Form that records the proceeds from broker and barter exchange. This tax Form is been used by barter exchanges and brokerages to record the gains and losses of the customers during the tax year. The individual taxpayers will receive this Form from their brokers.  Information from Form 1099-B will be transferred to Form 8949 by the taxpayers to calculate their preliminary losses and gains. The results will then be entered in Schedule D of the tax return. 

About Form 1099-B

Form 1099-B is used to report barter exchange transactions, which is a network of people or companies who agree to trade services without accepting payment in currency. IRS Form 1099B is sent by the brokers to their customers for their tax filing process, to help them itemize all the transactions made during the tax year. An individual will use the information to fill Schedule D, listing their losses and gains for the tax year. Brokers will submit Form 1099-B both to the IRS and also send a copy of the Form directly to the customer who sells commodities, options, securities, and other stocks during the tax year. This Form submitted with the IRS serves as a record of the gains and losses of the taxpayer. 

Uses of Form 1099-B

The information that is reported in Form 1099-B includes a description of every single investment they have made in the tax year. Such information includes the purchase date and price, the date and price of the sale, and also the resulting gain and loss. Commissions for these transactions are included as well. 

For the taxpayer, the capital losses should be subtracted from the capital gains and will be used to reduce the taxable income that is been reported. There are limits on the number of capital losses that can be deducted every tax year. The broker or the barter is expected to report every single transaction on separate 1099-B Forms. Separate Forms should be filed for everyone who has sold stocks, foreign currency contracts, commodities, future contractors, etc. Enterprises that participate in certain bartering activities with another company will also be required to file Form 1099-B. 

What is reported in Form 1099-B?

Form 1099-B will report the fair market value of the goods along with the cash received along with the trade credits that are received. IRS expects the taxpayers to report the receipt of gains that are made during the bartering activity, and the gains can be reported in the form of property, cash, and stocks. Taxpayers who receive 1099-B are required to file Schedule D. This is where the gains and the losses for the year are recorded. 

The broker or barter should file this Form for each person to whom they have sold stocks, commodities, futures contracts, foreign currency contracts, etc., for cash. He will also file this Form for those who have received the cash, stock, or any other property from any corporation that the broker knows. The due date to send the recipient copy of this Form is 31st January 2022. The due date for IRS Filing is March 1st, 2022, and paper filing is March 31st, 2022. 

E-File 1099 Forms with IRS during Tax Year