The amount you paid to a contractor is deducted on the business schedule it is related to.
On Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business, you claim it as contract labor.
On a Schedule E rental, you would claim it as repairs, or Other expenses.
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For Schedule C
If you paid anyone $600 or more you need to give them a 1099Misc. But not to corporations or for merchandise. You send the IRS a copy of the 1099Misc with the transmittal summary form 1096. These are due to the person by Jan 31 and to the IRS by Jan 31 also.
That is Contract Labor on Schedule C line 11.
How to enter Contract Labor