What would happen if I don’t declare a 1099-MISC form on my taxes?
Asked by: tmoran
I got a 1099-MISC form from some work I did, but even though all the information printed in it is correct, the social security number on it is wrong, it’s not my social security number or even close to it.
I contacted the payee (my cousin) and he wants me to just file it like that, that it will be OK and that he asked his accountant to fix it but I don’t believe him.
I really want to file my taxes soon and I’m scared that the IRS might try to bite my butt over any mistake or think I’m lying. I don’t mean to not show that I earned that money (not that much, it was only like $ 1,200); what I’d like to do is file my taxes and modify them later (if possible) when I’m sure my cousin fixed this, or declare it next year.
I don’t know what to do. This is seriously giving me a headache and at this moment my cousin is just helpless and not replying to my texts about it.
Hey Quick Answers, you are a jerk. I am in no way trying to commit tax evasion. Did you even read the question? THE SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION IS *WRONG*. I said I feared to put it there UNTIL this is fixed (I will make sure it gets fixed) because I don’t want the IRS to be unable to match my stuff and think I was entering inaccurate information on purpose. Get over yourself.
And believe me, if I knew what to do, I would have filed my taxes a while ago and wouldn’t be here asking this question.
I just noticed I made an error, I meant to say I contacted the PAYER (my cousin), not payee; I’m the payee. Duh.
The reason I called you a jerk is because you are making it sound like I am trying to scam on purpose. I’m not that kind of person, never been and will never be. I don’t mind paying my taxes. And if the correct thing to do is enter the 1099-MISC even if the SSN doesn’t match, you bet I will.
I haven’t gone ahead and filed it because as I said, I’m worried about the IRS thinking I’m entering fake information or messing things up since the form’s social security itself is messed up. I don’t know a thing about taxes, only the basics and I’ve never been in this situation before.