I previously worked in a company ( with 3 employees), as an independent contractor ( Bookkeeper). In the year end I sent out 1099 Misc to 3 independent contractors ( including me, our janitor and our Landlord) , but did not file the form 1096 with IRS. I did not know we should file one. Our company is to be audited this Thursday for 2010 payroll . We have all other information readily available for the audit, and also the copy for 1099 except for the 1096 . What would the consequences be?