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jamienortiz
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I have a 1099-NEC and when I try to finish and file, it brings up a box about my schedule C but no matter what number i put in it, it doesn’t fix the issue. What do I do?

I don’t want to have to mail my taxes but this site isn’t letting me do anything else. There is no box on mine tax return about a schedule C and I already read that TurboTax is supposed to automatically fill in your schedule C. I don’t understand what issue is.
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AnnetteB6
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I have a 1099-NEC and when I try to finish and file, it brings up a box about my schedule C but no matter what number i put in it, it doesn’t fix the issue. What do I do?

TurboTax will not automatically fill in Schedule C, but it might generate an empty Schedule C that you can use to fill in the details of your self-employed business for which you received the Form 1099-NEC.  

 

Income reported on Form 1099-NEC is not reportable directly on your tax return.  Just entering the information on that form is only the first step.  Since it is self-employment or 'non-employee compensation' it must be associated with a Schedule C, even if there are no expenses being claimed. 

 

The information required for the Schedule C will include the type of business, the business name (or your name if there is no specific business name), the business address (or your address), etc.

 

That being said, there is a known issue when using TurboTax Online that is related to the program asking you to double-click to link to Schedule C.  Take a look at the TurboTax article below and use the link in the article to enter your email address to be notified once this is resolved.  

 

Why can't I link my 1099-NEC in TurboTax Online?

 

Alternatively, take a look at the additional information below for a possible series of steps to solve the issue.  

 

Since income reported on Form 1099-NEC needs to be reported on Schedule C, the program is trying to tie these two forms together to be sure that it is reported correctly and on the right form.

 

Try going back to the section where you entered the Form 1099-NEC if you entered it on its own and delete that entry.  Use these steps:

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)
  • This opens a box where you can type in “1099-NEC” and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)
  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to 1099-NEC
  • Click on the blue “Jump to 1099-NEC” link

This will bring you to the summary of all Form 1099-NEC that you have entered.  Click Delete or the trash can icon next to each one.

 

Next, you will re-enter the Form 1099-NEC as part of the Schedule C so that the income is reported directly as part of your Business Income and Expenses and within the correct form and section of your return.

 

Use these steps to go to the Schedule C section of your return.  

  • On the top row of the TurboTax online screen, click on Search (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax locate the search box in the upper right corner)
  • This opens a box where you can type in “schedule c” and click the magnifying glass (or for CD/downloaded TurboTax, click Find)
  • The search results will give you an option to “Jump to schedule c
  • Click on the blue “Jump to schedule c” link

If you already have a Schedule C in your return, edit it and go to the section to Add Income.  This is where you will re-enter the Form 1099-NEC. 

 

If you do not already have a Schedule C in your return, follow the prompts and enter the information about your work/business for which you received the Form 1099-NEC.  Then continue through that section to Add Income and enter the Form 1099-NEC plus any other income you received for that self-employed business.  

 

Don't forget you can also claim expenses related to your business.

 

After you are finished, the error condition should be eliminated. 

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woholloway
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I have a 1099-NEC and when I try to finish and file, it brings up a box about my schedule C but no matter what number i put in it, it doesn’t fix the issue. What do I do?

Easiest way to solve is to delete the 1099NEC and then add the business first. This is a problem that tends to happen when there is more than one schedule C involved. So add the business information and THEN add your 1099NEC to the income section as income. Then it seems to maps correctly. 

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