TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Where do I enter a 1099-MISC?

You can enter a 1099-MISC on the 1099-MISC Summary screen.

  1. Sign in to TurboTax and select Take me to my return.
  2. Search for 1099-misc.
  3. Select the Jump to 1099-misc link in the search results.
  4. Select Yes to Did you get a 1099-MISC?
    • If you need to enter another 1099-MISC, select Add Another 1099-MISC to enter a new one.
  5. Enter the information from your 1099-MISC.
    • If your form has an amount in more than one box, you’ll need to enter them as separate 1099-MISC forms. We’ll help you with that.

There are different types of 1099-MISC forms. Don’t worry: we’ll ask you questions to determine your type of 1099-MISC and automatically put your information in the correct section of your return.

You can also navigate to the 1099-MISC by:

  1. Selecting Federal in the left-hand menu.
  2. Then select the Income & Expenses tab at the top. This will take you to Your income and expenses summary screen.
  3. From here, you can select which kind of 1099-MISC you need to enter or add.
  4. Select Start/Revisit next to your Self-Employment or Other Common Income 1099-MISC.
  5. Follow the screens to enter the information from your 1099-MISC.

Once you have entered at least one 1099-MISC, you can return to the 1099-MISC Summary screen any time to review, edit, delete, or add a new 1099-MISC form.

Review Specific Income Sections for Certain Types of 1099-MISC

If your 1099-MISC was for any of the following, review the related income section in your TurboTax program to provide:

  • Self-Employment (Schedule C): details on your work, add cash or 1099-K income, and enter expenses.
  • Rental Properties and Royalties (Schedule E): details about your rentals and enter expense.
  • Farm Income and Farm Rental: details about your farm, addition income and expenses.

If you don’t see the income section you need, look for the option to “see all income” or “explore on my own”.

Additional 1099-MISC Help

  • Boxes 1 and 2 missing from your 1099-MISC screen — go back to the main 1099-MISC screen using the steps shown above.
  • Want to enter self-employment expenses — Type “Schedule C” in the Search box and select “Jump to” link.
  • Trying to enter a 1099-MISC in the mobile app — follow this link for instructions.
  • Looking  for steps to create and file a 1099-MISC for a contractor — use Quick Employer Forms.


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