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Employer put incorrect compensation on 1099-misc?

Asked by: jbell 197 views YA Discussion

I worked at this place for 5 days total (they wanted to see how I did and did not think I was good enough for the job), they gave me a check that was about 510 dollars. This was 8 months ago, now I have a 1099-misc tax form with the nonemployee compensation at $ 1375…I worked no where near that amount. What should I do? I honestly do not know where the check is at…I am planning to ask them if they can correct it, but did they even put this type of compensation on the correct form? Thanks for the help guys…
Also, what if they refuse to make the correction? For example they would say I do not have proof since I cannot find the check they wrote for me?
Also, what if they refuse to make the correction? For example they would say I do not have proof since I cannot find the check they wrote for me?


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  1. tro on Feb 19, 2013 Reply

    take it back to the person who issued it and see if they will make the correction to make it right

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  2. Ms. Angel.. on Feb 19, 2013 Reply

    Only the issuer of the Form 1099 can make the correction and re-issue you a correct Form 1099 to you and IRS.
    IRS can’t do anything about.
    So get it corrected or claim what you have proof of and attached proof to your tax return.

    good luck

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  3. A Hunch on Feb 19, 2013 Reply

    Where did you deposit the check, if it went into your bank account you should have a copy that will provide proof.
    - if they still don’t correct it, you pay your taxes based on the correct amount and then show the IRS why the 1099 was wrong.

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