I work for a concessions company, but I received a 1099-MISC from the company's client (the team). It's an end-of-year discretionary bonus for taking care of guests of the team as part of my normal job with the concessions company. I don't work any extra hours outside of the work for the concessions company.
I'm not an independent contractor under IRS definitions (my services are controlled by my employer, the concessions company) and I'm not self-employed either (all work is done as part of my job with the concessions company). This bonus would go away if my employer had me work in a different area.
It seems the IRS will assume it should be reported either on Schedule C or SE because it is in Box 7 and may ask me for missing taxes later if I only try to report the bonus as Other Income on Line 21 of Schedule 1.
Should I report the 1099-MISC as Other Income and how would I best describe it? Would calling it a "Year end award" suffice? Is it possible the team should have reported the bonus in Box 3 instead so I should ask them for a corrected 1099-MISC? Would I need to file a Form SS-8 to get a definitive answer from the IRS?