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seaowl405
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Do I have to submit a 1099-misc for a successor trustee fee I received in 2017?

 
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JulieH1
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Do I have to submit a 1099-misc for a successor trustee fee I received in 2017?

No.

Form 1099: Miscellaneous Income is only used to report payments made in the course of a trade or business. A trade or business operates for gain or profit. This includes all types of business entities, and, for 1099-Misc purposes, also includes nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and certain other specialized groups. However, trusts are not included, as they are not considered to be a trade or business.

Trustee fees are, however,  an income tax deduction for the trust but taxable income to you. You must declare these fees on your Form 1040, where you place them on line 21, Other Income. If you're a professional trustee, this income is also subject to Self-Employment Tax. Otherwise, it's income taxable only.

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TomYoung
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Do I have to submit a 1099-misc for a successor trustee fee I received in 2017?

I don't know what you mean by "submit."  Did you receive one?  Do you think you need to issue one?  Are you asking if it should go on your income tax return?  If the latter, then "Yes."
seaowl405
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Do I have to submit a 1099-misc for a successor trustee fee I received in 2017?

As trustee for my deceased Aunt's trust, do I have to issue a 1099-misc to myself for the trustee fee I received in 2017?
JulieH1
New Member

Do I have to submit a 1099-misc for a successor trustee fee I received in 2017?

No.

Form 1099: Miscellaneous Income is only used to report payments made in the course of a trade or business. A trade or business operates for gain or profit. This includes all types of business entities, and, for 1099-Misc purposes, also includes nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and certain other specialized groups. However, trusts are not included, as they are not considered to be a trade or business.

Trustee fees are, however,  an income tax deduction for the trust but taxable income to you. You must declare these fees on your Form 1040, where you place them on line 21, Other Income. If you're a professional trustee, this income is also subject to Self-Employment Tax. Otherwise, it's income taxable only.

seaowl405
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Do I have to submit a 1099-misc for a successor trustee fee I received in 2017?

Extremely clear answer. This is what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

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