As U.S. tax season swings into gear, it’s a good time to take a closer look at one of the most useful niche benefits of using our software: simplifying tax reporting for real estate transactions.
InfoTrack’s roots in Australia began with property orders, so it’s no surprise that this is a key feature.
But while some customers may be aware of our powerful integration with Easysoft real estate software—which makes it possible to file pre-filled tax forms in seconds—many might be surprised to learn that 1099-S filing can be done from any InfoTrack-integrated software, with several advantages over filing your forms the traditional way.
When a new real estate matter is created in these softwares, the matter fields may include information that is required on a 1099-S form, such as:
- Date of closing
- Gross proceeds
- Address of property
- Buyer’s part of real estate tax
- Filer’s information
- Tax identification number
- Transferor’s tax identification number
- Tax identification number
If the information is present in the matter fields, it can be pre-populated on an electronic 1099-S form submission, saving the filer time and the risk of errors.
Documents stay in your matter
While not all of InfoTrack’s integration partners have the ability to save real estate transaction data, they all can file documents saved in a matter with the IRS and can receive filed copies back automatically.
Expenses recorded automatically
As with all InfoTrack order types, expenses from your 1099-S order can be automatically logged to the connected matter in your integrated software, where they can be easily passed through on an invoice.
Which 1099-S features are available in which integrations?
|Pre-filled forms||Synced documents||Logged expenses|
When are 1099-S filings due for 2022 real estate sales?
While InfoTrack’s automated workflow makes it easy to get all your 1099-S filing done immediately at the time of the sale, there are some important deadlines to keep in mind if you’d rather process them all around the same time.
January 27, 2023
All 1099-S forms for 2022 closings must be submitted to InfoTrack.
Copies of forms are mailed to sellers by InfoTrack on your behalf, to be received by mid-February.
February 24, 2023
Corrections and late filings may be made for 2022 closings on this day only. However, you (the filer) are responsible for furnishing the seller a copy of the form.
All 1099-S forms for 2022 closings are submitted to the IRS by InfoTrack. Any subsequent corrections after this date may incur a late fee.
How to get started
While 1099-S filing can be accessed stand-alone by any InfoTrack user, launching the workflow from an integrated software will provide the most benefits.
When InfoTrack is connected to your legal software, you will often see a “1099-S” order type available in the action menu for each document in your matter. Because the workflow can differ slightly in various integrations, we recommend contacting your InfoTrack account representative to walk you through your first order.