1099 Instructions

Specific Instructions for Form 1099-INT

File Form 1099-INT, Interest Income, for each person:

  1. To whom you paid amounts reportable in boxes 1, 3, and 8 of at least $10 (or at least $600 of interest paid in the course of your trade or business described in the instructions for Box 1. Interest Income, later);

  2. For whom you withheld and paid any foreign tax on interest; or

  3. From whom you withheld (and did not refund) any federal income tax under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment.

Report only interest payments made in the course of your trade or business including federal, state, and local government agencies and activities deemed nonprofit, or for which you were a nominee/middleman. Report interest that is taxable OID in box 1 or 8 of Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount, not on Form 1099-INT. Report interest that is tax-exempt OID in box 11 of Form 1099-OID, not on Form 1099-INT. Report exempt-interest dividends from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company (RIC) on Form 1099-DIV.

For a specified private activity bond with OID, report the tax-exempt OID in box 11 on Form 1099-OID and the tax-exempt stated interest in boxes 8 and 9 on Form 1099-INT.

Exceptions to reporting.

No Form 1099-INT must be filed for payments made to exempt recipients or for interest excluded from reporting.