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I'm not a freelancer, why did I get a 1099-MISC?

Freelancers aren’t the only ones who receive a Form 1099-Misc.

Property managers and others who participate in rental real estate, machine rental or other property rental activities may receive a Form 1099-Misc to report the rental income received. Rental income is reported in Box 1 of your Form 1099-Misc. You should report it either on Schedule E or Schedule C.

Royalty payments for use of intangible property such as patents, copyrights, trademarks and tradenames are also reported on Form 1099-Misc. You should report them on Schedule E.

If you win a large prize or sweepstakes, the monetary value of the award may be reported to you as Other Income on Form 1099-Misc. You should report the winnings on your Form 1040.

For a detailed description and instructions for the 1099-Misc, please click here.

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