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nleh002
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I work at the polls on election day and I went over $600 this past year. What do I need to file 1098 or 1099?

 
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TomD8
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I work at the polls on election day and I went over $600 this past year. What do I need to file 1098 or 1099?

Form 1098 is for mortgage interest.

If you earned $600 or more as an independent contractor, the payer is supposed to issue you a 1099-MISC.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.

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TomD8
Level 15

I work at the polls on election day and I went over $600 this past year. What do I need to file 1098 or 1099?

Form 1098 is for mortgage interest.

If you earned $600 or more as an independent contractor, the payer is supposed to issue you a 1099-MISC.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
macuser_22
Level 15

I work at the polls on election day and I went over $600 this past year. What do I need to file 1098 or 1099?

I believe the reporting requirement for an election worker requires the Government entity that you worked for to provide a W-2.

See:
<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/government-entities/federal-state-local-governments/election-workers-reporting-a...>
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
TomD8
Level 15

I work at the polls on election day and I went over $600 this past year. What do I need to file 1098 or 1099?

Good to know.  Thanks.
**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
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