other income on 1099 misc

i won cash in a fishing tournament and its not a job it's a hobby, this is what it states under other income:
If you won a noncash prize, only the fair market value of the prize is taxable income to you. If a larger amount is reported in box 3 of your 1099-MISC, you can enter the difference at the end of this topic.
How do i enter cash won that is a hobby and not a job
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    gambling winnings, hobby winnings, etc. are reported as "other income" on line 21 of form 1040.  Note that in such case you can deduct associated expenses ( if you itemize ) up to the winning amount but you cannot report winning LESS expenses  -- unlike what you do when you have misc. income  from contract  job etc.
    • thank you much but; when i choose "winnings" or "other income" either way the next page comes up asking question as if its a job?
    • where do you report income if you don't have a 1099-Misc?
    • Hi , I just looked up my desktop version of  TurboTax for 2012 --- and I was wrong in the sense that hobby earnings are not under the heading of gambling winnings --- hobby earnings show up at the end of "misc. income  , 1099-C, 1099-A"  --  under this heading right near the bottom you will see hobby earnings. Sorry to have misled you  --- PK
    • Jebbifer S.  are you talking about self-employed earnings where you did not get a 1099-MISC.?  If so  earnings from self-employment  with or without a 1099-MISC are all reported the same way -- under business income  -- you will find  all kinds of business incomes  including rental income.

      If on the other hand you are talking about wages -- W-2 income or interest and dividend income -- these are reported under personal income   under those categories .
    • thanx pk,
    • it states to select the reason why he got the 1099 misc and if i choose other then there is no option for hobby, it keeps asking about a job, thats when i choose other, the next page ask what kind of work and did he do this job last year?
    • ok pk i see where you were talking about , all set thank you :>)
    • i did that under hobby but i also come back to i have to enter it under 1099 misc. and i dont know what to do at this point because it keeps asking the same questions about work?
    • other keeps saying tell us more about this work, and if i pick was not his employer the next scree states the same thing, tell us more about this work?
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