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      04-15-2006, 06:59 AM
What do I do if I cannot get a contractor that I did
sub-contract work for all of 2005 to issue me a form 1099?
He says he don't have one and for me to look back at my
deposits and figure it out, I can't do that because
deposits sometimes included other things or were "less cash
received"

Need advice quickly, he is being a jerk about this

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      04-16-2006, 06:10 AM
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> What do I do if I cannot get a contractor that I did
> sub-contract work for all of 2005 to issue me a form 1099?
> He says he don't have one and for me to look back at my
> deposits and figure it out, I can't do that because
> deposits sometimes included other things or were "less cash
> received"
>
> Need advice quickly, he is being a jerk about this


You will have to look at your deposit slips and try to
figure it out. You might just ask him for a figure. You do
not need the 1099 to report the income.

Missy Doyle

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      04-16-2006, 06:48 AM
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> What do I do if I cannot get a contractor that I did
> sub-contract work for all of 2005 to issue me a form 1099?
> He says he don't have one and for me to look back at my
> deposits and figure it out, I can't do that because
> deposits sometimes included other things or were "less cash
> received"
>
> Need advice quickly, he is being a jerk about this


It the amoun were over 600$ then he should have already
issued a 1099-misc to you.

HOWsomeever....... you are self employed, and it is always
incumbent upon you to maintain suitable records of your
income and expenses.

As for those "mixed" deposits, can you imagine what fun IRS
would have should they ever audit you? (I can)

ChEAr$$$$,
Harlan Lunsford, EA n LA

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      04-17-2006, 03:45 AM
I worked in major CPA firm's tax department for over 20
years, and we dealt with this type of issue all the time.
If there's no 1099, the IRS has no record of this income.
Also, unless you have some other red flag on your return,
there is very little chance you'll ever be audited. What I
would do in this situation is a reasonable estimate of your
income. Estimates are allowable on tax returns and used
quite often with no bad result. Not only is this income
amount too small for the IRS to do anything about (based on
a cost/benefit analysis) but they know that if they spend
all the time on an audit getting you to calculate the
precise number, that you may end up getting a refund instead
of having to pay more taxes. Just come up with a reasonable
number, don't cheat yourself, and then sleep soundly knowing
the IRS has much bigger fish to fry. (Think Leona Helmsley
here.)

EBT

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      04-27-2006, 04:09 AM
<> wrote:

> What do I do if I cannot get a contractor that I did
> sub-contract work for all of 2005 to issue me a form 1099?
> He says he don't have one and for me to look back at my
> deposits and figure it out, I can't do that because
> deposits sometimes included other things or were "less cash
> received"
>
> Need advice quickly, he is being a jerk about this


As a business owner, it's up to you to maintain good books
and records. You should know how much he paid you WITHOUT
receiving a 1099 and you should report all of your income
from your business activities whether or not you received
documentation of such income (i.e., 1099's). If you cannot
determine the amount of income you received during the year,
how organized are you about properly recording your
expenditures? How well prepared would you be if you had to
provide documentation and support for any given item on your
tax return?

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      04-28-2006, 04:48 AM
I understand that LAWS are governing this issue. why don't
you just report this problem to the IRS, since you are no
longer working for him. If you still work for him or hope to
work for him in the future, I would politely explain your
need again. He won't want to be audited over such a silly
thing, will he?

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      05-05-2006, 03:27 AM
The advise to estimate your gross income and not to worry
about the audit are correct.

If nothing else, maybe this will soothe your frustration.
If/when the contractor gets audited by the IRS and he didn't
issue any 1099's and paid you and other sub-contractor's in
cash, then he'll have a hard time proving any deduction he
took for payments to contract labor.

Rudy
www.LizcanoTaxServicesLLC.com

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