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What to do if employer refuses to give 1099?

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I have an employer that...

I have an employer that refuses to give me my 1099 from last year.

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Even if the employer refuses to give you the Form 1099, you are required to report the income you received from that employer. Hence, I would suggest you to report the income that you received.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Isn't required by law to give me a copy?

Tax Professional: RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 8 years ago

Are you working as an individual or as a Corporation?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Individual
Tax Professional: RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 8 years ago

Yes, the contractor is required to issue a Form 1099 to you if he paid you $600 or more for services in the ordinary course of his business. He can be penalized for not issuing these forms. However, the non receipt of Form 1099 cannot be a reason for you to not report this income.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I plan on including the income - how do I go about getting him penailzed?
Tax Professional: RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 8 years ago

You can just inform the IRS that you have no been issued Form 1099 for your services. Then, they may proceed against him for the penalty.

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