What if I never received a Form 1099-MISC?

I did some construction work as a 1099 employee for about four weeks. I never received a Form 1099-MISC from the employer.
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    You are still responsible for reporting the income paid to you.  If you were to receive a 1099 then you were not an employee, you were an independent contractor.  This income is reported on Schedule C.  The company should have sent you a 1099-MISC if they paid you over $600. But some don't.
    • IS THE 1099-MISC REQUIRED  BY TAX LAW TO BE SENT TO THE PRIVATE CONTRACTOR?
    • As stated above if they paid you more than $600 then yes. These can get messy depending on the situation. Did you get a paystub or some record of payment or did they just hand you cash. If you were paid cash and have no records how do you determine what you owe? If they gave you cash with no receipts then they may be paying you off the books. But you can't know that. So if they sent a Form 1099-Misc to the IRS, but not to you,  now the IRS is looking for that amount to be reported and will probably audit you if you don't report it. First step is to contact the employer and ask why you didn't receive a Form 1099-Misc.
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