My band got a 1099 misc today and the owner of the club added the meals (value) to the 1099 amount.
So the whole band get paid $200.00 ever Monday plus we each get a free meal to compensate for the low pay. Can the bar owner do that?
State/Country relating to question: California
Hello and thank you for using Just Answer. Yes, the bar owner can add the value of the meals to your 1099. Barter transactions are considered taxable events by both the IRS and the State of California.
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Is the value based upon what the club charges on it's menu?
It should be based on the fair market value of the meal, which in this case would be the menu price.