Question

I have a question about Form 1099 income. If I received a W-2 and a 1099 from my company, do I report my income on Form 1099 Schedule C?

Answer

If you received Form 1099 for your work as an independent contractor, report it on Form 1099 Schedule C.

However, if you think all your income should be W-2 income, request your employer give you a corrected W-2. This can include current Form 1099 income. It should also include all taxes withheld from your wages. When your employer has the ability to control the details of your work, you’re considered an employee. So, your employer should give you a W-2.

If you can’t obtain a new W-2:

  • Report your 1099 income as wages on your return.
  • File Form 8919 with your return.
  • Attach the Form 1099 to the return.

 

Related Topics

Related Resources

Five Reasons Self-Employed People Should File Back Tax Returns — Now

Learn about the consequences you may face if you are self-employed and have unfiled returns. Get the facts from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS Letter 2194 – Alternative Minimum Tax Proposal Letter

The IRS thinks you may owe Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Learn more about IRS letter 2194 from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS Notice CP297 – Intent to Seize Your Assets and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing

Learn more about notice CP297, your appeal rights, and how to handle an IRS tax bill with help from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS Letter 1616 – Proposed Assessment – Partnership Return

Learn more about Letter 1616, why you received it, and how to handle a substitute for return notice with help from the tax experts at H&R Block.