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I'm disabled & not working. I receive about $1000 per year from sales commissions when self employed over 4 years ago. How should I fill out questions for a 1099-MISC?

I'm disabled and have been unable to work for the past 4 years but still receive sales residuals ($1020.00) from a previous company I worked with when self employed. The questions asked for the 1099-MISC entry don't really apply to my current situation as the questions are geared to those who are still in the work force.  I'm not self-employed any longer and didn't do any work over the past several years to earn this income so I'm not sure how to answer the required questions. Any assistance with this sections would be greatly appreciated.

The income is not "from my main job" (as I don't have one) nor is it from work "like my main job".

On the question regarding uncommon situations, should I check "this was a commission, bonus, prize, award, etc. from a payer who was not Karri's employer?" or would I select "none of these apply" ?

I used to be self employed but no longer. Will I keep getting these questions every year even though I've indicated I no longer have a business and not self employed? I do  not have any deductible expenses as I no longer have a business or self employed.

I will continue to receive these residuals until policies are no longer valid.

I could really use some guidance... Thank you.

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I'm disabled & not working. I receive about $1000 per year from sales commissions when self employed over 4 years ago. How should I fill out questions for a 1099-MISC?

To enter the 1099-MISC so that it does not prompt a Schedule C, take the following steps:

  • In your Federal return, choose the tab for Wages & Income
  • Tab through or scroll down to Other Common Income  (you may have to choose Add more income and then See more income to view this topic) and then Show More
  • Start/Revisit Form 1099-MISC
  • Edit the 1099-MISC if you already entered it, or Add it now and enter the information on the form, then Continue.
  • On the screen Describe the reason for this 1099-MISC enter your description.
  • On the screen Does one of these uncommon situations apply? choose None of these apply.
  • On the screen Did the [Description] involve work that's like [Name's] main job? answer No.
  • On the next screen, choose the year you received the money.  (In this case, 2018.)
  • On the screen Did the [Description] involve an intent to earn money? choose No and complete the interview.

This will place the 1099-MISC on Form 1040, Schedule 1, Line 21.

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I'm disabled & not working. I receive about $1000 per year from sales commissions when self employed over 4 years ago. How should I fill out questions for a 1099-MISC?

To enter the 1099-MISC so that it does not prompt a Schedule C, take the following steps:

  • In your Federal return, choose the tab for Wages & Income
  • Tab through or scroll down to Other Common Income  (you may have to choose Add more income and then See more income to view this topic) and then Show More
  • Start/Revisit Form 1099-MISC
  • Edit the 1099-MISC if you already entered it, or Add it now and enter the information on the form, then Continue.
  • On the screen Describe the reason for this 1099-MISC enter your description.
  • On the screen Does one of these uncommon situations apply? choose None of these apply.
  • On the screen Did the [Description] involve work that's like [Name's] main job? answer No.
  • On the next screen, choose the year you received the money.  (In this case, 2018.)
  • On the screen Did the [Description] involve an intent to earn money? choose No and complete the interview.

This will place the 1099-MISC on Form 1040, Schedule 1, Line 21.