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How is income from working on a political campaign recorded, the organization paying say they are not required to issue a 1099. Does this need to be reported and where?

My grandson worked as a contract labor person for an organization handling a political campaign for someone running for a state office. His campaign manager told him that they are not required to issue a 1099 Misc form. Does he need to report this income on his tax form, if so where does it go?  

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How is income from working on a political campaign recorded, the organization paying say they are not required to issue a 1099. Does this need to be reported and where?

The IRS will consider this self-employed income and it should be reported on an IRS Schedule C.  Your grandson can also deduct a number of expenses he incurred in this line of work.  

The Schedule C information / numbers will flow onto the main tax reporting form - the IRS 1040. 

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How is income from working on a political campaign recorded, the organization paying say they are not required to issue a 1099. Does this need to be reported and where?

The IRS will consider this self-employed income and it should be reported on an IRS Schedule C.  Your grandson can also deduct a number of expenses he incurred in this line of work.  

The Schedule C information / numbers will flow onto the main tax reporting form - the IRS 1040.