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Can an amount for an executors fee reported on a 1099-MISC

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Can an amount for an executor's fee reported on a 1099-MISC be set up as a Schedule C, with the related mileage, telephone & computer expenses deducted?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 5 years ago.

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Hello there,

Technically, this is possible, if the person is in the business or trade of being an executor or estate administrator.


If this is a one time performance, then the income would be reported on line 21 of the 1040, and expenses would be deducted on schedule A.


Reference, page 33, Pub 525:



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