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August 2011

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What Is 1099 Income and Why Does the Definition Cause an Incorrect 1099 and a Possible IRS Audit?

An incorrect 1099 that overstates your income is a problem that can lead to a tax audit.


One big cause of an incorrect 1099 is the definition of what is 1099 income.


In many instances, the common fix to the incorrect 1099 is technically incorrect and that can cause distortions that lead to an IRS audit.


In this article, you will learn how the technically correct method does the following:



reduces your chances of an IRS audit,


grants the recipient their correct 1099 income, and


allows the payor the correct deduction.




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