The form issued by all payers of interest income to investors at year’s end. Form 1099-INT breaks down all types of interest income and related expenses. Payers must issue Form 1099-INTs for any party to whom they paid at least $10 of interest during the year. The form also needs to be issued if the payer withheld and paid any foreign tax on interest, or from whom the payer withheld (and did not refund) any federal income tax under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment.
Taxpayers who receive over $1,500 of taxable interest must list all of the payers on Part 1 of Schedule B on Form 1040, or Part 1 of Schedule 1 on the 1040A. Form 1099-INTs will always report interest paid as cash-basis income. Income that is owed but not yet paid cannot be reported on this form.