I'm receive a 1099 for paid commission. The company failed to pay me everything. I am suing for the past wages. Do I claim this income not received?
I am an independent travel agent. I work from my home but work under a company umbrella. I am paid on a commission basis only. The company (such as Disney where the family traveled) pays the company 100% of the commission once the travel is completed. The company is then supposed to pay me 70% of that commission. At the end of the year I am sent a 1099 of the commission that was paid to me. Over the last year or more the company failed to pay me the commission due. They would send a little bit or pay part of one trip to keep me working for them. I have since left the company and am employed somewhere else. I am suing for the past wages I am due. My question is: Do I claim this income even if I didn't receive it? My other question is: I still had all of the expenses even though I didn't get paid. Can I still claim them? The finally, once I win my court case and these wages are garnished from the company and paid to me do I claim them then?