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wrong recipient identification number on 1099-misc

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I was hired by a church to teach some computer courses, which they paid $6000 for. I received a 1099-Misc from them noting the 6K, but they got my recipient ID number wrong. I read somewhere that in the eys of the IRS, this is the same as not filing at all. Do I have to report the income? Or am I entitled to some other deduction or AGI because I am a "church employee"? This is barring me from EIC and really screwing my refund, any tips are appreciated.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  RD replied 7 years ago.

If you were an independent contractor and you received this amount, you need to include this in income whether or not you have a Form 1099 Misc. Church can correct and issue you a correct Form 1099.

Since this is self employment income you report this on Sch C, You can take deductions for necessary and ordinary expenses incurred by you while carrying out these services.

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Reply to Renu V's Post: This was noted as non-employee compensation. I am not an independent contractor, nor am I running a self-employed business. Filing under schedule C really screwed my return, much worse than before. I can still file this as 1099-Misc though right, and claim lifetime credits to recover some of my tax paid? I'm just a full time grad student, and for some reason I got $1500 sucked out of my $15000 gross income that I'm trying to recover here.
Expert:  RD replied 7 years ago.

Since this is noted non-employee compensation, it will be reported on Sch C. You can claim the credits for education expense.

 

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