So says the IRS. That's new, and different. Does it affect you? It might, if you are a writer. Writers who make a profit from their writing in three out of five years are deemed to be professional writers (as opposed to hobbyists).
If you do business as an LLC (even a single member LLC), you need to file an annual report with your state, and pay a nominal annual filing fee. You may also need to file informational filings.
For 2020, the Non Employee Compensation box is gone from the 1099-MISC. Instead, you have to use Form 1099-NEC. You can get the forms free from the IRS, online if your equipment qualifies, or by mail if you file paper.
With the 1099-MISC, you had until Feb 28th to file. Now, you have to get your forms in the mail and postmarked by January 31st (except the USPS is not going to be doing any postmarking on Sunday Jan 31, so the deadline is Monday Feb 1st this year.)
The info is a little confusing about whether payments to lawyers still go on 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC. The Taxpayer "Relief" Act of 1997 appears to have been written by lawmakers deeply distrustful of lawyers, but all should comply with the super onerous requirements!
Disclaimer, I am a writer of fiction and opinion. None of this is intended to be legal or tax advice. If in doubt, please consult a professional or the very helpful people available at irs.gov.