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Policy & Preparation: Self-Employed Taxpayer Received 1099-MISC and Not 1099-NEC [2020+ Returns Only]In 2020, the IRS introduced Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensa on as the new way toreport self-employment income in place of Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income
If a self-employed taxpayer comes to the Tax Help Program for return prepara on and has beengiven Form 1099-MISC (with entries in Box 3 for Other Income) instead of Form 1099-NEC, theTax Help Program can assist the taxpayer
How to Assist the TaxpayerFollow these steps: 1. Conﬁrm that the income included on Form 1099-MISC is actually self-employment and not another form of compensa on
2. Instruct the taxpayer to contact the employer to have a corrected Form 1099-NEC issued
3. If the taxpayer is unable to obtain a corrected Form 1099-NEC, the Tax Help Program will prepare the tax return and treat the income as if it were reported on Form 1099-NEC
a. The Form 1099-MISC will not be entered in the tax return
b. A Schedule C will be created repor ng the compensa on erroneously listed on Form 1099-MISC as cash income
c. Self-employment expenses listed by the taxpayer can be reported on the Schedule C
d. The return can be e-ﬁled
Important: The taxpayer should be aware of the error in repor ng by the payer, understandhow we have prepared the return, and be informed of the chance that the IRS may ask for moreinforma on at a later date
If a self-employed taxpayer comes to the Tax Help Program for return preparaon and has been given Form 1099-MISC (with entries in Box 3 for Other Income ) instead of Form 1099-NEC , …
Form 1099-Misc used to cover payments made to independent contractors or sole proprietors, but those payments are now covered by the Form 1099-Nec instead. Form 1099-Misc is for other, non-income payments of more than $600 to someone who isn’t an employee at your company. Form 1099-Nec.
Form 1099-MISC, for Miscellaneous Income, is a tax form that businesses complete to report various payments made throughout the year. One Form 1099-MISC should be filed for each person or non-incorporated entity to whom the business has paid at least $10 in royalties or at least $600 for items such as rent and medical or health care payments.
Form 1099-NEC. The PATH Act, P.L. 114-113, Div. Q, sec. 201, accelerated the due date for filing Form 1099 that includes nonemployee compensation (NEC) from February 28 to January 31 and eliminated the automatic 30-day extension for forms that include NEC. Beginning with tax year 2020, use Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation.
Some payments do not have to be reported on Form 1099-MISC, although they may be taxable to the recipient. Payments for which a Form 1099-MISC is not required include all of the following. Generally, payments to a corporation (including a limited liability company (LLC) that is treated as a C or S corporation).