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Old 02-19-2010, 02:26 PM
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1099-misc

OK so we received 2 1099s this year.

1 for a scholarship and 1 because my husband plays in a band.

For the scholarship, they reported the amount in box 7 "Non-employee Income". When I was doing my taxes through Turbo-tax it stated that since I didn't perform services for this then they should have reported it in Box 3. I called the college and they said that I technically did perform services as I particapated in an academic team and the money I received was my "prize". So now my question is, am I going to have to fill out all of those forms that make it look like I'm self-employed and will I have to pay all of those taxes for it? Should the college have actually reported the amount in box 3?

In regards to the other 1099, my husband plays in a band so he did perform services for it although we don't consider him "self-employed" yet Turbo-tax is making me fill out all of the self-employment forms. I'm just using his band-name as the business name and our address as the business address and all that - is that right? I was hoping to make some deductions due to expenses such as the gas it took to get to the shows and maybe even perhaps the PA equiment my husband bought last year but Turbo tax isn't asking for those things. Am I allowed to claim the expenses?



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