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jessijo88
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Do I need a 1099-MISC if I didn't pay anyone?

My husband is a Massage Therapist, this was his first year and has his own business. It's just him, he didn't pay anyone. I'm using Turbo Tax Self-employed. I want to make sure I don't need a 1099-MISC that it keeps asking for. Do I just input his income from checks, square reader, etc. under additional income and that's it?
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IsabellaG
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Do I need a 1099-MISC if I didn't pay anyone?

No, he doesn't need to file a 1099-MISC if he didn't pay any individuals for services for his business. If he didn't receive a 1099-MISC for payment he received, you can enter his income as General Income just the way you described, by including all the income he received during the year.

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IsabellaG
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Do I need a 1099-MISC if I didn't pay anyone?

No, he doesn't need to file a 1099-MISC if he didn't pay any individuals for services for his business. If he didn't receive a 1099-MISC for payment he received, you can enter his income as General Income just the way you described, by including all the income he received during the year.

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Do I need a 1099-MISC if I didn't pay anyone?

To enter cash income without a 1099Misc into the Online Self Employed version,   if you see a Business tab at the top, after Personal Info, follow the instructions to enter the cash as General Income.  If you do not see a Business tab, choose the second topic of Additional Income underneath the 1099-Misc income topic
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