As we coast into tax season, it’s essential to understand everything you have to track and file as a photographer. One of these many items is what you pay contractors.
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But right now, we’re going to go over the new 1099-NEC form born in 2020.
You may be familiar with the old school 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous) form pictured below. You would report the total amount you paid a contractor in box 7 labeled “Nonemployee Compensation.”
NEW 1099-MISC (2020)
You’ll notice in the 2020 1099 Misc form below that box 7 has dramatically changed.
The Box 7 nonemployee Compensation has been moved to its very own form!
New! 1099 NEC (2020)
You can see the NEW 1099-NEC (Non-Employee Compensation) form below. This form is specifically for reporting nonemployee compensation.
This means you may be filing both a 1099-Misc and 1099-NEC if you paid contractors and paid rent or an attorney, those items will still go on the 1099-MISC.
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