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Bartender in restaurant got a 1099-MISC with income in box 7. How do I enter this?

 
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Hal_Al
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Bartender in restaurant got a 1099-MISC with income in box 7. How do I enter this?

If the company sent you a form 1099-Misc, with the amount of your pay in box 7, they do not consider you to be an employee but "contract labor"

The IRS considers anything in box 7 of 1099-MISC to be self employment income. Enter the 1099-Misc income, at Other Common income / income from a 1099-MISC . TurboTax (TT) will complete Schedule C or C-EZ for you and allow you to deduct any expenses associated with this income. You'll also have to pay self employment tax (social security & Medicare) . These types of payments are frequently done this way. Your "employer" is not the only one.

You may have to upgrade to the Self Employment version of TT.  If you have no expenses to deduct, there's a chance you may be able to use TT Deluxe or Premier. Enter your income at the 1099-Misc screen (even if you didn't get a 1099-misc).

In TurboTax (TT), enter at:
- Federal Taxes tab

 - Wages & Income

-Scroll down to:

   - Other Common Income

      -Income from Form 1099-Misc

When asked why you got the 1099-Misc, select “Freelancer or Independent contractor”


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Hal_Al
Level 15

Bartender in restaurant got a 1099-MISC with income in box 7. How do I enter this?

If the company sent you a form 1099-Misc, with the amount of your pay in box 7, they do not consider you to be an employee but "contract labor"

The IRS considers anything in box 7 of 1099-MISC to be self employment income. Enter the 1099-Misc income, at Other Common income / income from a 1099-MISC . TurboTax (TT) will complete Schedule C or C-EZ for you and allow you to deduct any expenses associated with this income. You'll also have to pay self employment tax (social security & Medicare) . These types of payments are frequently done this way. Your "employer" is not the only one.

You may have to upgrade to the Self Employment version of TT.  If you have no expenses to deduct, there's a chance you may be able to use TT Deluxe or Premier. Enter your income at the 1099-Misc screen (even if you didn't get a 1099-misc).

In TurboTax (TT), enter at:
- Federal Taxes tab

 - Wages & Income

-Scroll down to:

   - Other Common Income

      -Income from Form 1099-Misc

When asked why you got the 1099-Misc, select “Freelancer or Independent contractor”


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