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I do contract work for an Australian Company, usually in

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Hi, I do contract work for an Australian Company, usually in other countries but my residence is in FL. They do not 1099 me, how do I go about claiming the income, or do I not have to?
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Customer: Not that I know of
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

You have to declare income earned from abroad according to the IRS even if you do not receive a 1099: see link: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/income-from-abroad-is-taxable

The IRS considers undocumented cash income (no W-2 or 1099-MISC), for work performed, to be self employment income. You list your miscellaneous income on a Form 1040 Schedule C, Profit and Loss from Business. Add smaller payments to money that was reported on a1099-MISC and put the total on the "gross receipts" line. You just have to note the total, not list where it came from.

If you have to pay taxes in Australia or elsewhere, you will get a deduction or credit on your U.S. taxes.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

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