Payment Reporting Specialist (1099) Certification

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Designed for: The Payment Reporting Specialist Certification (CPRS) program is designed for those responsible for compliant 1099 reporting to vendors and the Internal Revenue Service.

Program description: Each year, the IRS implements scores — even hundreds — of changes to the tax code, and failure to comply has expensive consequences. This course covers the current tax code concerning payments to U.S. vendors and addresses the complexities of reporting them.

Key areas of study: Tax Code Changes, Identifying Payees, Form 1099-MISC, Attorney and Middleman Fees, Expense Reimbursements, Penalty and B Notices, State Reporting, IRS Audits

Enroll Today: 

The Payment Reporting Specialist Certification Program is updated every fall in line with the 1099 reporting season. The exact schedule for release is dependent on when IRS publishes updates that year. Certification is maintained by paying a $150 recertification fee and passing a biannual exam

NEW! 2021 Edition (for reporting 2021 payments) 

Self-Study E-Learning Course
$795.00 (Member discounts apply)


Live Online Class

Coming Fall 2022
$795.00 (Member discounts apply)


Self-Study E-Learning Course

Updated September 2021
The Payment Reporting Specialist (CPRS) Certification Program is available completely online and on-demand — including the final exam. Enrollment includes 1-year of access to the course on
Includes: an e-textbook, 4-hour training video, practice exam and 3 attempts at the final exam (50 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes). 

Live, Online Class Registration

IOFM updates the CPRS program annually in reflection of the most current IRS regulations. Sign up at right to be notified. 
Includes: the one-day, six-hour live webinar with our 1099 expert trainer as well as access to the full 2021 self-study CPRS e-learning course. 
Anyone who registers receives a recording of the class, whether you are able to attend the live streaming or not. 

Featured Expert Trainer

Marianne CouchMarianne Couch, JD
Principal, Cokala Tax Information Reporting Solutions, LLC
Marianne Couch, JD, a co-founder of the Cokala Tax Group, is an advisor on U.S. federal and state tax information reporting compliance. She is a frequent lecturer at major tax conferences and the author of the Master Guide to Form 1099 Compliance and numerous published articles. She served for many years as Research Director of Balance Consulting, and chaired special training and advisory services provided to large organizations and academic and nonprofit institutions. She is a former member of the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), where she served as Chair of the IRPAC Subcommittee on Small Business and Self-Employed (SBSE) tax issues. Earlier, Marianne served as a Research Attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Need Help Deciding?

If you have questions, would like to see a demo of the courses, or need guidance selecting the right course for you, contact IOFM Advisory Services by email or at 207-842-5663. Our training advisors are ready to help! 

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