What Is a 1090 Tax Form?

For taxes in the United States, there is no Form 1090, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The federal income tax forms are 1040, 1040-A and 1040-EZ. Other forms for reporting non-wage income or expense include 1095, 1098 and 1099. The Canada Revenue Agency has a Form T1090, which is filed at the death of a RRIF annuitant, notes its official website.

Form 1095, in A, B and C versions, is issued to taxpayers to show health insurance information. This form is first used on 2014 tax returns. Form 1098 is issued to report possible deductions: mortgage interest paid (no letter), the charitable contribution of a boat, plane or car (1098-C), student loan interest paid (1098-E) or tuition paid or billed (1098-T), according to the IRS.

The IRS website shows that Form 1099 reports a wide variety of income and some deductions: abandonment of secured property (1099-A), proceeds from broker transactions that are usually stock sold (1099-B), cancellation of debt (1099-C), dividends paid to shareholders (1099-DIV), government payments including state income tax refunds and unemployment (1099-G), Health Coverage Tax Credit advance payments (1099-H), interest paid to account holders (1099-INT), credit card transactions for businesses (1099-K), long-term care premiums paid (1099-LTC), original issue discount on bonds (1099-OID), taxable distributions from cooperatives (1099-PATR), distributions from qualified education accounts (1099-Q), distributions from retirement accounts (1099-R), sale of real estate (1099-S) and distributions from a health savings account (1099-SA).

The 1099-MISC is a catch-all form, issued to report rental income; royalties; fishing boat income; medical and health care payments to physicians; non-employee compensation; direct sales; crop insurance proceeds; payments to an attorney; excess golden parachute payments; and just in case something did not fit anywhere else, other income, notes the IRS.