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 issuer 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 chapter 4 account reporting requirement.
You also may have a filing requirement. See the Instructions for Form 8938.
Amounts shown may be subject to self-employment (SE) tax. If your net income
from self-employment is $400 or more, you must file a return and compute your SE tax
on Schedule SE (Form 1040). See Pub. 334 for more information. If no income or
social security and Medicare taxes were withheld and you are still receiving these
payments, see Form 1040-ES (or Form 1040-ES(NR)). Individuals must report these
amounts as explained in the box 7 instructions on this page. Corporations, fiduciaries,
or partnerships must report the amounts on the proper 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 income 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 box 7 instructions. For royalties on timber, coal, and iron ore, see Pub. 544.
Box 3. Generally, report this amount on the “Other income” line of Form 1040 (or Form
1040NR) 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
Box 5. An amount in this box means the fishing boat operator considers you self-
employed. Report this amount on Schedule C (Form 1040). See Pub. 334.
Box 6. For individuals, report on Schedule C (Form 1040).
Box 7. Shows nonemployee compensation. If you are in the trade or business of
catching fish, box 7 may show cash you received for the sale of fish. If the amount in
this box is SE income, report it on Schedule C or F (Form 1040), and complete
Schedule SE (Form 1040). You received this form instead of Form W-2 because the
payer did not consider you an employee and did not withhold income tax or social
security and Medicare tax. If you believe you are an employee and cannot get the
payer to correct this form, report this amount on the line for “Wages, salaries, tips,
etc.” of Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR). You must also complete Form 8919 and attach
it to your return. If you are not an employee but the amount in this box is not SE
income (for example, it is income from a sporadic activity or a hobby), report this
amount on the “Other income” line of Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR).
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 Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR).
Box 9. If checked, $5,000 or more of sales of consumer products was paid to you on a
buy-sell, deposit-commission, or other basis. A dollar amount does not have to be
shown. Generally, report any income from your sale of these products on Schedule C
Box 10. Report this amount on Schedule F (Form 1040).
Box 13. Shows your total compensation of excess golden parachute payments
subject to a 20% excise tax. See the Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR) instructions for
where to report.
Box 14. Shows gross proceeds paid to an attorney in connection with legal services.
Report only the taxable part as income on your return.
Box 15a. 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 deferrals.
Box 15b. Shows income as a nonemployee under an NQDC plan that does not meet
the requirements of section 409A. This amount is also included in box 7 as
nonemployee compensation. Any amount included in box 15a that is currently taxable
is also included in this box. This income is also subject to a substantial additional tax
to be reported on Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR). See the Form 1040 (or Form 1040NR)
Boxes 16–18. Shows 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.