TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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What is Non-employee Compensation Income (Box 7 on my 1099-MISC)?

If you received a Form 1099-MISC with an amount in Box 7 (Non-employee Compensation), it's because the issuer didn't consider you an employee and therefore didn't withhold certain taxes.

Non-employee compensation (also referred to as contract or self-employment income), is subject to employment taxes that an employer might normally pay. You don't have to own, or even be in business to be treated as self-employed for tax purposes. Simply performing services as a non-employee can be enough to create this tax situation.

To enter Form 1099-MISC in TurboTax, see Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income.

Remember, all income should be included on your tax return, and when you get a form, such as Form 1099-MISC, the IRS also gets a copy of the form to match with your tax return.

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