This is going to be another headache for small operators. And large. I understand that there are efforts underway to repeal this particular section of the leglislation. The way I read it, not only are you going to be sending out a bazillion more 1099's, but some folks' mailboxes are going to explode.
Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.
And if I may make a preemptive strike here.... let's leave the political bashing for "that other forum...", OK? I posted this as an FYI for business people.