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I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

 
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Hal_Al
Level 15

I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

The IRS considers  undocumented cash income (no W-2 or 1099-MISC), for work performed, to be self employment income. Enter at "Business Income & Expenses" and 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) on any profits greater than $400.

You may have to upgrade to the Home & Business version of TT. 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

-        “I’ll choose what I work on” Button

Scroll down to:

   - Other Common Income

      -Income from Form 1099-Misc

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

You claim the income from your own accounting records. you don't need any proof to file your tax return. If ever audited, you will then need proof. Bank deposit records are a good source of proof.

Njs405
New Member

I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

I was told by a live agent to put cash income in "other income". Is this incorrect? I was self employed only paid cash no 1099.

I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

Depends.  It should be on schedule C as self employment income which goes to Schedule 1 line 3.  Or did it show up on Schedule 1 line 8 Other Income?

I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

It should go here as Cash or General Income.  

How to enter income from Self Employment

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/self-employed/help/how-do-i-report-income-from-self-employment/00/...

Jenkenchatay
Returning Member

I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

It's asking for the payers EIN which I don't have since I didn't get a 1099 from her

 

I get paid cash of 5000.00 with no 1099 and no proof of income.

There is no EIN for Cash.

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