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If my previous employer wrote me a severance check December of 2016 , but didn't give it to me until January of 2017 and I received a 1099 for it, do I claim it this year

 
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If my previous employer wrote me a severance check December of 2016 , but didn't give it to me until January of 2017 and I received a 1099 for it, do I claim it this year

If you did not receive the check until 2017, then claim it on your 2017 return you prepare next year-do not claim it on your 2016 return

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If my previous employer wrote me a severance check December of 2016 , but didn't give it to me until January of 2017 and I received a 1099 for it, do I claim it this year

If you did not receive the check until 2017, then claim it on your 2017 return you prepare next year-do not claim it on your 2016 return

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