Form 1099s

Vendor access to Form 1099s

Vendors can access their Form 1099s by logging onto VendorWeb.

To log in, vendors will need to enter:

  • Their 12 character vendor code, beginning with "VC". If the vendor code is unknown, vendors are asked to contact one of the departments with which they do business.

  • The last four digits of their Tax Identification Number (TIN). This is the number provided to the Commonwealth on the Form W-9 when first becoming a state vendor. This is either a Social Security Number or an Employer Identification Number.

For more information, please see the How to Use VendorWeb job aid.

Types of Form 1099s
 


1099-INT


Interest payments, usually for interest paid by the Commonwealth on unclaimed property through Find Mass Money; if $10 or more.


Contact:
CTR Solution Desk

comptroller.info@mass.gov 
(617) 973-2468

1099-MISC

Payments for rent, prizes, medical / health care, legal services; if $600 or more.

Contact:
CTR Solution Desk

comptroller.info@mass.gov 
​(617) 973-2468

1099-S

Proceeds from real estate transactions if $600 or more.

Contact:
CTR Solution Desk

comptroller.info@mass.gov 
​(617) 973-2468
(Do not send your social security number in an email)

1099-G for Unemployment

Unemployment compensation.

Contact:
Department of
Unemployment Assistance
(617) 626-5647

1099-G for Tax Refunds

State or local tax refunds if $10 or more.

Contact:

Department of Revenue
(617) 887-6367

1099-G for Grants

Taxable grants if $600 or more.

Contact:

CTR Solution Desk
comptroller.info@mass.gov 
(617) 973-2468

1099-R

Distributions from Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts if $10 or more.

Contact:

State Retirement Board
(617) 367-7770

(Do not send your social security number in an email)

1099-HC

Serves as proof of health insurance coverage for Massachusetts adult residents. Every Massachusetts resident who has insurance will receive an annual form from your insurance carrier.

1099-NEC

Payments for Non-Employee Compensation and certain legal payments

Contact:
CTR Solution Desk

comptroller.info@mass.gov

(617) 973-2468

(Do not send your social security number in an email)

Form 1099 FAQs

How do I contact Commonwealth departments?

Please refer to the MMARS Liaison contact list.

I need a reprint of my Form 1099.

1099s are available on VendorWeb. To use VendorWeb enter your vendor code, starting with VC, and the last four digits of your tax ID number.

What are the different types of Form 1099s?

The Commonwealth issues the following types of Form 1099s:

  • 1099-INT: Interest payments, usually for interest paid by the Commonwealth on unclaimed property through FindMassMoney

  • 1099-NEC: Non-employee compensation and certain legal payments

  • 1099-MISC: Payments for rent, prizes, medical/health care, and legal services

  • 1099-S: Proceeds from real estate transactions

  • 1099-G: Unemployment compensation, state or local tax refunds, taxable grants

 

I usually receive a 1099-MISC from the Commonwealth. Why did I receive a 1900-NEC this year?

The 1099-NEC is a new form for Tax Year 2020. It takes the values that were in Box 7 of the 1099-MISC and move them to box 1 of the 1099-NEC. It also moves certain legal payments from the 1099-MISC Box 14 to 1099-NEC Box 10.

I received a Form 1099 but don’t remember receiving a check from the Commonwealth for this tax year. Why?
Please log on to VendorWeb. If you do not know your Vendor Code please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468.

We do not provide a list of payments.  We usually provide the Vendor Code and point to VendorWeb. Unless the payment is a 1099-INT, we will explain that the State Treasurer issued a payment for unclaimed property.

Why does my Form 1099 only show the last four of my tax ID? Can I use this for filing?

The Commonwealth, following IRS guidance, has shortened tax identification numbers on Form 1099s to reduce the risk of identity theft. Yes, you may use this to file your taxes.

What is the $ amount on my Form 1099 for?
Please log on to VendorWeb. If you do not know your Vendor Code please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468. You may need to contact the department that made the payments to work through the specific issue. We do not provide a list of payments.

I received a Form 1099-INT. What is it for?
Most 1099-INTs are issued due to payments made by the State Treasurer for the interest earned on unclaimed property, also known as the Find Mass Money program.

I received a Form 1099-MISC and I need a detailed listing of each payment made so that I may reconcile with my records. How can I get it? 

Please log on to VendorWeb and use the date range search to view payment detail for the calendar year. If you do not know your Vendor Code, please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468. We do not provide a list of payments.

I received a Form 1099 and the amounts do not agree with my amount. Why?Please log on to VendorWeb and use the date range search to view payment detail for the calendar year. If you do not know your Vendor Code, please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468. We do not provide a list of payments.

I received a Form 1099-MISC with Box 6 showing that I received medical and health care payments. Why?
Please log on to VendorWeb. If you do not know your Vendor Code please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468. You may need to contact the department that made the payments to work through the specific issue. We do not provide a list of payments.

I have not received my Form 1099. Why?
Please log on to VendorWeb to view and print a reference copy of your Form 1099. If you moved, please contact the agency with which you do business. If you do not know your Vendor Code please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468. We do not provide a list of payments.

I moved and I want my Form 1099 forwarded to my new address. What do I need to do?

Please log on to VendorWeb to view and print a reference copy of your Form 1099. If you moved, please contact the agency with which you do business. If you do not know your Vendor Code please contact the CTR Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2468. We typically do not mail Form 1099s.

I need Forms 1099 from prior years. How do I get them?
VendorWeb contains the Forms 1099 for the current tax year and two previous tax years. If you need Form 1099s going back further, please contact the IRS to request a Wage and Income Transcript.

Why did I receive a Form 1099 with my Social Security Number instead of my Employee Identification Number (EIN)?
The Commonwealth follows the IRS rules and issues the Form 1099 to the Tax ID that was given when the vendor code was established. If the Social Security Number should be changed to an Employee Identification Number, you will need to mail an original W-9 with the change to the department you are doing business with for correction.

Do I need a new Form 1099 under my company number rather than my Social Security Number?
The Commonwealth follows the IRS rules and issues the Form 1099 to the Tax ID that was given when the vendor code was set up. If this information has been updated, you will need to mail an original W-9 with the change to the department you are doing business with for correction.

I received a Form 1099 and the tax ID is wrong. What should I do?
The Commonwealth follows the IRS rules and issues the Form 1099 to the tax ID that was given when the vendor code was set up. If this information has been updated, you will need to mail an original W-9 with the change to the department you are doing business with for correction. Once corrected in the accounting system, we will issue a corrected Form 1099 under the correct tax ID. 

I don't file any taxes. Why am I getting this Form 1099?
The Commonwealth follows IRS rules. These are forms that we must send you for tax reportable payments the Commonwealth has made to you. The Commonwealth cannot advise you on your IRS filing status. Consult a tax professional or the IRS, at 1 (800) 829-1040. The Office of the Comptroller can look up your payment information and provide you with a list of payments made to you. You may need to contact the department that made the payments to work through specific issues.