Repeal Of 1099 Reporting May Come To Fruition


The health care reform act including a provision that will require business owners to report to the IRS on Form 1099 all payments in excess of $600 each year. That provision was heavily criticized by business interests for the expensive and time-consuming reporting burden it would impose. Many gold bugs were/are convinced that this was an intentional effort by the government to be able to track their bullion purchases (as a necessary first step towards confiscation in the event of fiscal emergency).

Despite strong support for repeal, the repeal was held hostage to political interests, including possible stratagems to resisting repeal as creating an open door to the repeal of other provisions of the health care act.

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