The Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that lenders are not required to and should not file a 1099-C information return with the IRS or payee statement to the eligible recipient when all or a portion of a Paycheck Protection Program loan is forgiven under section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).

Generally, entities are required to file the 1099-C information return with the IRS when they discharge at least $600 of a borrower’s indebtedness and to furnish a payee statement to the borrower.

IRS Announcement 2020-12 is intended to prevent erroneous underreporting notices that may be triggered by the filing of the information returns and confusion caused by the furnishing of payee statements to eligible recipients.

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Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC

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