Instructions for Recipient
Recipient’s taxpayer identification number (TIN). For your protection, this
form may show only the last four digits of your social security number (SSN),
individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), adoption taxpayer identification
number (ATIN), or employer identification number (EIN). However, the payer has
reported your complete TIN to the IRS.
Account number. May show an account or other unique number the payer
assigned to distinguish your account.
FATCA filing requirement. If the FATCA filing requirement box is checked, the
payer is reporting on this Form 1099 to satisfy its account reporting requirement
under chapter 4 of the Internal Revenue Code. You may also have a filing
requirement. See the Instructions for Form 8938.
Amounts shown may be subject to self-employment (SE) tax. Individuals
should see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). Corporations,
fiduciaries, or partnerships must report the amounts on the appropriate line of
their tax returns.
Form 1099-MISC incorrect? If this form is incorrect or has been issued in error,
contact the payer. If you cannot get this form corrected, attach an explanation
to your tax return and report your information correctly.
Box 1. Report rents from real estate on Schedule E (Form 1040). However,
report rents on Schedule C (Form 1040) if you provided significant services to
the tenant, sold real estate as a business, or rented personal property as a
business. See Pub. 527.
Box 2. Report royalties from oil, gas, or mineral properties; copyrights; and
patents on Schedule E (Form 1040). However, report payments for a working
interest as explained in the Schedule E (Form 1040) instructions. For royalties on
timber, coal, and iron ore, see Pub. 544.
Box 3. Generally, report this amount on the “Other income” line of Schedule 1
(Form 1040) and identify the payment. The amount shown may be payments
received as the beneficiary of a deceased employee, prizes, awards, taxable
damages, Indian gaming profits, or other taxable income. See Pub. 525. If it is
trade or business income, report this amount on Schedule C or F (Form 1040).
Box 4. Shows backup withholding or withholding on Indian gaming profits.
Generally, a payer must backup withhold if you did not furnish your TIN. See
Form W-9 and Pub. 505 for more information. Report this amount on your
income tax return as tax withheld.
Box 5. Shows the amount paid to a fishing boat crew member who is
considered by the operator to be self-employed. Self-employed individuals must
report this amount on Schedule C (Form 1040). See Pub. 334.
Box 6. For individuals, report on Schedule C (Form 1040).
Box 7. If checked, consumer products totaling $5,000 or more were sold to you
for resale, on a buy-sell, a deposit-commission, or other basis. Generally, report
any income from your sale of these products on Schedule C (Form 1040).
Box 8. Shows substitute payments in lieu of dividends or tax-exempt interest
received by your broker on your behalf as a result of a loan of your securities.
Report on the “Other income” line of Schedule 1 (Form 1040).
Box 9. Report this amount on Schedule F (Form 1040).
Box 10. Shows gross proceeds paid to an attorney in connection with legal
services. Report only the taxable part as income on your return.
Box 11. Shows the amount paid for the purchase of fish for resale from any
person engaged in the trade or business of catching fish. See the instructions
for your tax return for reporting this income.
Box 12. May show current year deferrals as a nonemployee under a
nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plan that is subject to the
requirements of section 409A plus any earnings on current and prior year
Box 13. Shows your total compensation of excess golden parachute payments
subject to a 20% excise tax. See your tax return instructions for where to report.
Box 14. Shows income as a nonemployee under an NQDC plan that does not meet
the requirements of section 409A. Any amount included in box 12 that is currently
taxable is also included in this box. Report this amount as income on your tax
return. This income is also subject to a substantial additional tax to be reported on
Form 1040, 1040-SR, or 1040-NR. See the instructions for your tax return.
Boxes 15–17. Show state or local income tax withheld from the payments.
Future developments. For the latest information about developments related to
Form 1099-MISC and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they
were published, go to www.irs.gov/Form1099MISC.
Free File. Go to www.irs.gov/FreeFile to see if you qualify for no-cost online
federal tax preparation, e-filing, and direct deposit or payment options.