1099-reporting payments made to a supplier's estate

April 6, 2021

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Q. A supplier passed away (he was an author and we used to pay him for royalties). We were lucky to contact his estate administrator, who provided a new W-9. The W-9 has a new tax reporting name, new TIN number and the tax classification selected was trustee/estate. With this information, we onboarded it as a new supplier. However, my question is, since we pay this new supplier for royalties that the deceased author used to receive, but his W-9 indicates Trustee/Estate, which 1099 do I issue…

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