Help! Lost a 1099

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Help! Lost a 1099

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Tax experts, can you help? I misplaced one of DH’s 1099s for self-employment income, which he received from a company for which he is an independent contractor. I know exactly how much he earned through our own bookkeeping but what happens if I can’t find the form? Can I file our taxes without it? He will ask the company for a copy but they have since parted ways and the company is notoriously difficult to deal with. I am beside myself today because I am usually so responsible with all our tax paperwork. This has never happened in 20 years! I have searched high and low, and now have to accept that the form is missing. Suggestions? Thank you for your help.
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You can enter the number in without a 1099 or complete a 1099-NEC in the software if you know the EIN for the payer (from last year, perhaps?).

The IRS already has a copy so it really doesn't matter how you do it.

People do Schedule C without a 1099-NEC all the time.
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You will probably find it later once you don't need it anymore. I e-file my taxes, and so physical copies of 1099s are never included, and that has never been a problem. If you have the data required to populate the needed tax forms and if the entries match what the IRS has, then I can't see it really being much of a problem in practice. Although I also really hate losing things.
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jebmke wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:58 pm You can enter the number in without a 1099 or complete a 1099-NEC in the software if you know the EIN for the payer (from last year, perhaps?).

The IRS already has a copy so it really doesn't matter how you do it.

People do Schedule C without a 1099-NEC all the time.
Yes, I have last year’s 1099! It has the Federal I.D. Number. Is that the EIN? Thank you!
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Re: Help! Lost a 1099

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Cheez-It Guy wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:59 pm You will probably find it later once you don't need it anymore. I e-file my taxes, and so physical copies of 1099s are never included, and that has never been a problem. If you have the data required to populate the needed tax forms and if the entries match what the IRS has, then I can't see it really being much of a problem in practice. Although I also really hate losing things.
Thank you so much! I do know what he earned from commission statements and bank records, I just thought I had to file the physical form too. We use a tax accountant so DH is planning to call him tomorrow. I’m just in a panic! I have never misplaced one of these before.
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Re: Help! Lost a 1099

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meadowrue wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:02 pm
jebmke wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:58 pm You can enter the number in without a 1099 or complete a 1099-NEC in the software if you know the EIN for the payer (from last year, perhaps?).

The IRS already has a copy so it really doesn't matter how you do it.

People do Schedule C without a 1099-NEC all the time.
Yes, I have last year’s 1099! It has the Federal I.D. Number. Is that the EIN? Thank you!
yes, that is the EIN
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Re: Help! Lost a 1099

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jebmke wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:45 pm
meadowrue wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:02 pm
jebmke wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 1:58 pm You can enter the number in without a 1099 or complete a 1099-NEC in the software if you know the EIN for the payer (from last year, perhaps?).

The IRS already has a copy so it really doesn't matter how you do it.

People do Schedule C without a 1099-NEC all the time.
Yes, I have last year’s 1099! It has the Federal I.D. Number. Is that the EIN? Thank you!
yes, that is the EIN
Thank you! Breathing a sigh of relief.
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