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titania-kerlegan
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I'm self-employed, but I haven't made any income yet. However, I have expenses. The 1099-MISC form I used is asking for a Payer's federal EIN. Do I leave it blank?

 
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DianeW
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I'm self-employed, but I haven't made any income yet. However, I have expenses. The 1099-MISC form I used is asking for a Payer's federal EIN. Do I leave it blank?

If you are issuing a Form 1099-MISC to someone you paid to do work for you, use your social security number as the payer.

If you do not have employees you are not required to have a federal employer identification number (EIN) and the IRS does not want you to have one unless it is required.

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DianeW
Expert Alumni

I'm self-employed, but I haven't made any income yet. However, I have expenses. The 1099-MISC form I used is asking for a Payer's federal EIN. Do I leave it blank?

If you are issuing a Form 1099-MISC to someone you paid to do work for you, use your social security number as the payer.

If you do not have employees you are not required to have a federal employer identification number (EIN) and the IRS does not want you to have one unless it is required.

titania-kerlegan
New Member

I'm self-employed, but I haven't made any income yet. However, I have expenses. The 1099-MISC form I used is asking for a Payer's federal EIN. Do I leave it blank?

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DianeW
Expert Alumni

I'm self-employed, but I haven't made any income yet. However, I have expenses. The 1099-MISC form I used is asking for a Payer's federal EIN. Do I leave it blank?

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