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filing a 1099 and food stamps?

Asked by: vdlicata 878 views YA Discussion

my husband has not worked much this year but did do a few jobs at a mechanic shop where he got paid cash and he has to file a 1099 but we are getting food stamps and i did not put his income down because at the time he was not working now when he files his 1099 will they see that he has worked this year? now please no rude comments i just need my question answered
btw its not a full time job he only worked 4 times this whole year and it was a spur the moment kinda job so its not like we could call our case worker cuz by the time everything got re-filed hed be done with the job and not be working again each job took 3-4 days

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  1. Erin on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    It probably won’t have any effect on the food stamps.

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  2. Bash Limpbutt's Oozing Cyst© on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    What question?

    Q. “Did we commit benefits fraud by not disclosing his income?”
    A. Yup, you sure did.

    Q. “Will they find out about the fraud when we file our tax return?”
    A. Count in it. It might take a while but earnings information is exchanged between state and federal authorities and Social Services has access to it.

    Q. “What do we do now?”
    A. Call Social Services and tell them that you “forgot” to include some income. They will tell you what your new benefit amount is (if any) and how to repay the excess benefits that you received.

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  3. Quick Answers on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    Yes, of course they will see that he worked. Depending on the amount, it will be an issue.

    Didn’t it occur to you to CALL the government entity that issued you the foodstamps to tell them he’d gotten some side income?

    And no, you cannot just ignore the income.

    Edit, yeah, I can see how you didn’t have to time to call your case worker when he was offered the gig, but you had plenty of time to tell them afterwards.

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  4. ninasgramma on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    Form 1099 is reported to the government, and the food stamp office may ask for your tax information. So yes, assume that they will see the income on your tax return.

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  5. Judy on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    Depending on the amount, it might not affect your food stamps, but yes they’ll see the 1099, and would even if you didn’t file a return – all not filing would do is get you in trouble with the IRS.

    Call the SNAP people and tell them you had some small amounts of income, tell them how much and when, and ask them what you need to do.

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  6. Pascal the Gambler on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    Well, to not report his income was benefits fraud. You still had to report the income, even if it was just for a few days.

    Yes, they will see it. Yes, you will be in trouble.

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  7. tro on Jan 22, 2013 Reply

    if he was not working when you applied for food stamps you were correct in what you reported to qualify for them
    when his work situation changed that would need to be reported which could result in less food stamp assistance
    if the work was not regular and reliable, it might not have any effect on your award of food stamps

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