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Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

I am an independent contractor and hired a subcontractor with a w9 to do some work for me. I will need to issue a 1099-MISC to that person. I have an EIN associated to my SSN; can I use the EIN number when filing the 1099-MISC to that subcontractor to protect my SSN?

 

When I file my 1040 and Schedule C; do I have to use my EIN or SSN? The wages I earned as a independent contractor will be associated with my SSN.

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LeonardS
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Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

If you have an EIN you should use the EIN and not your SSN.

Use the EIN for the 1099-MISC that you issue and also use the EIN for your Schedule C.

 

 

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Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

May I have another question? I entered all information of 1099 misc, when I file my tax the system always ask me to enter ssn. How to solve this problem?but I only have EIN

MaryK4
Expert Alumni

Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

Do you mean you do not have a social security number and are filing the 1099-MISC with the EIN on a personal income tax return?  You may need to get an ITIN for the personal return.

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Carl
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Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

It's not possible to get an EIN without arleady having either an SSN or ITIN. So if you're being asked for an SSN and you don't have one, you need to enter your ITIN, and not your EIN.

If you don't have either an SSN or ITIN, then you can't work legally in the U.S.

 

Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

Thank you very much !I think  I must have to apply for ITIN

Issuing a 1099-MISC with my EIN instead of SSN

Thank you for the information. It’s really helpful.

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