To enter or review the information for Form 1099-MISC, Box 2 Royalties:
From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop), click on the Federal tab. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
Click Form 1099-MISC to expand the category and then click 2-Royalties
The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information
Income reported in Box 2 is generally reported on Schedule E; however, if you are in the business as a self-employed writer, inventor, artist, etc., report your royalty income and expenses on Schedule C.