Re: Receieved 1099-MISC, but I'm not self-employed
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You have to report the value of the items you received through your employers "Cash-in" program. That is why you received a 1099-MISC. You  will be report this on Form 1040 Schedule 1 Line 8 other income.  To enter your "cash in" follow these steps.

  • With TurboTax open select  Wages & Income.
  • Scroll down to Less Common Income and select Miscellaneous Income, 1099-A, 1099-C
  • On the next page, select Other reportable income
  • On the page, Other Taxable Income enter Employer Cash In Program in the description. 

This will put the income on Schedule 1 Line 8 of your  Form 1040, as required by the IRS.  You will pay state and federal income tax on the amount, but it will not be subject to self-employment tax.

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