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.


CTR 1099 Solution Desk
comptroller.info@mass.gov 
(617) 973-2629

1099-MISC

Payments for rent, prizes, medical / health care, non-employee compensation, legal services and payments to attorneys; if $600 or more.

CTR 1099 Solution Desk
comptroller.info@mass.gov 
(617) 973-2629

1099-S

Proceeds from real estate transactions if $600 or more.

CTR 1099 Solution Desk
comptroller.info@mass.gov
 
​(617) 973-2629

1099-G for Unemployment

Unemployment compensation.

Department of
Unemployment Assistance
(617) 626-5647

1099-G for Tax Refunds

State or local tax refunds if $10 or more.

Department of Revenue
(617) 887-6367

1099-G for Grants

Taxable grants if $600 or more.

CTR 1099 Solution Desk
comptroller.info@mass.gov
 
(617) 973-2629

1099-R

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

State Retirement Board
(617) 367-7770

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.

Type                  Description                                                 Contact

Form 1099 FAQs

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-MISC: Payments for rent, prizes, medical/ health care, non-employee compensation, legal services and payments to attorneys

  • 1099-S: Proceeds from real estate transactions

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

I received a Form 1099 but don’t remember receiving a check from the Commonwealth for this tax year. Why?
Contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. We will look up the 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 the specific issue.

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.

I received a Form 1099-MISC for non-employee compensation, but have no indication of having received this money. How do I know if I received it?
Please contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. We will look up the payment information and provide you with the name of the department that issued you the payment. You may need to contact the department that made the payments to work through the specific issue.

What is the $ amount on my Form 1099 for?
Please contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. We will look up the 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 the specific issue.

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 contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. We will look up the payment information and provide you with a list of payments made to you.

I received a Form 1099 and the amount in Box 7 does not agree with my amount. Why?
Please contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. We will look up the 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 the specific issue.

 I received a Form 1099-MISC with Box 6 showing that I received medical and health care payments. Why?
Please contact the 1099 Solution Desk at comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. The 1099 Solution Desk will look up the 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 the specific issue.

I have not received my Form 1099. Why?
If you have earned less than the specific threshold, ($600 for 1099-G & 1099-M, $10 for 1099-INT) no 1099 is issued. If you have moved, there is a chance it was mailed to your old legal address. Please contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk at or comptroller.info@mass.gov or (617) 973-2629. We will verify if you should have received a 1099 and your legal address. We can also providea list of payments if you need this.

I moved and I want my Form 1099 forwarded to my new address. What do I need to do?
1099s are available on VendorWeb. If you need it mailed to you please mail or fax the MMARS Solution Desk a copy of a W-9 with your new address, and we will forward the 1099 to you. You will also need to mail the original W-9 with your new address to the department you are doing business with. The department will correct the address in the accounting system so that future 1099s are delivered to the correct address. 

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 need a Form 1099 for each of the last four years. How do I get them?
VendorWeb contains the Form 1099 for the current tax year and two previous tax years. If you need Form 1099s going back further, please contact the CTR 1099 Solution Desk. We will reprint the Form 1099s and forward them to you.

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.

How do I contact Commonwealth departments?

Please refer to the MMARS Liaison contact list.

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE COMMONWEALTH

William McNamara, Comptroller of the Commonwealth

One Ashburton Place, 9th Floor, Boston MA 02108

comptroller.info@mass.gov

For your protection, please do not email personal information (e.g. Social Security Number, Bank Account Number, Passwords).

For assistance, please call us at

(617) 727-5000

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