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Here’s what taxpayers should know about backup withholding

Backup withholding ensures that the government is paid the correct amount of taxes on specific types of payments reported on certain Forms 1099 and W-2G.

Here are some facts about backup withholding.             

Backup withholding is required on certain non-payroll amounts when certain conditions apply.
The payer making such payments to the payees does not generally withhold taxes, and the payees report and pay taxes on this income when they file their federal tax returns. There are, however, situations when the payer is required to withhold a certain percentage of tax to make sure the IRS receives the tax due on this income.
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