The 1099 MISC form is among the most popular used by the IRS. It reports the total earnings received by a person, generally an independent contractor or self-employed individual. Clients send out these forms every year in place of a W-2, which is used for traditional employers and employees. However, Form 1099 MISC can also be a catch-all for other types of miscellaneous income, including awards, proceeds, and prizes. These varied uses can make the form slightly more complicated than one might expect.
It’s easier to answer 1099 MISC FAQ inquiries now than, say, after making a filing mistake. Still, whether you’re here for additional information or to correct an error on your 1099 MISC page, we have the answers. See below for our posts about common issues with the 1099 MISC, including everything from how to amend the form to software-specific inquiries.