The 1099 rules for types of items to report for 2021 on Form 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC per IRS Instructions generally apply to income payments of at least $600 and backup withholding of federal and state income taxes.
Form 1099-NEC is a new form issued by the IRS beginning with the tax year 2020. In a prior year, non-employee compensation was reported on Form 1099-MISC. IRS Form 1099-MISC was redesigned to remove non-employee compensation but is still used to report other Miscellaneous Information, certain miscellaneous income payments, and any backup withholding of federal income tax.
The difference between IRS Form 1099-NEC and Form 1099-MISC information returns is that Form 1099-NEC is used by payers to report nonemployee compensation and follow backup withholding rules. Form 1099-MISC is used by payers to report information on other types of miscellaneous nonemployee payments.