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Other income not on a 1099

I have a second job as a mystery shopper. I was told by the company I'll only receive a 1099 if my work is over a certain amount. If I didn't earn anywhere near that cut-off, how do I claim this on TurboTax?
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Other income not on a 1099

You can include the other income as cash on your return and you will not need the 1099.  To do so, follow the steps below.

  • Go into your account with Turbo Tax (TT)
  • Select Federal Taxes, then
  • Select Income and Wages, (see screen shot below) then
  • Scroll down and select, Self-Employment Taxes, then
  • The screen that will come up; Tell Us The Type Of Self Employment Work You Do, here you can put in Secret Shopper. Select continue
  • The next screen will be Let's Get Income For Secret Shopper here you will select 'Additional Income'.  This is for cash income.  Screen shot below.
  • Then continue as you normally do with your return.

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