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There are many reasons you could have received a notice regarding your Form(s) 1099-MISC. The most common reasons are listed below:

  • The form was never entered into the TaxAct program and the income was not reported elsewhere on the return.
  • Entry error:
    • Example of a transposed number: The number that should have been entered was $21,123; instead the user entered $12,123. This would have caused a difference of $9,000 in underreported taxable income. 
    • Example of an omitted number: The number that should have been entered was $21,123; instead the user entered $2,123. This would have caused a difference of $19,000 in underreported taxable income.
  • The form imported from a previous year's tax return, but only the payer's information was transferred. The user did not enter the information for the current tax year.
  • When entering a Form 1099-MISC with an amount in Box 7, the TaxAct program only allows you to report this income on Schedule C (or Schedule F, if related to farming). Due to the nature of this income, the IRS generally assesses self-employment (SE) tax. If you incorrectly entered the income from this form on Schedule 1 (Form 1040), Line 21 as Other Income, you may now owe SE tax on the income.
    Note: Even if the income was reported to you in Box 3 as Other Income, you were responsible for making the final determination as to whether the income should have been subject to SE tax or not.

To review and/or modify your entries for Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click the Federal header. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal
  2. Click Review to modify a Form 1099-MISC
  3. Click Form 1099-MISC Quick Entry to open the Quick Entry window
  4. Enter all of the applicable information from your Form 1099-MISC
  5. Close the Quick Entry window
  6. Assign the Form 1099-MISC you just entered to either Schedule C or Form 1040/Form1040NR, Other Income from the Assigned schedule or form drop-down list
  7. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information

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