Where should I enter foreign independent contractors' payments/expenses (remote work so no 1099) in my schedule C form? Should I list it under "Legal/Professional Fees" or should I put it under Contract Labor even though there is no 1099?

  • Why would 1099 matter to classification of your expense?
    – littleadv
    Apr 4, 2022 at 18:21
  • I don't know? Should I put it under Contract Labor then? Although these workers/companies are foreign?
    – Luis Cruz
    Apr 4, 2022 at 18:34
  • See no reason why not
    – littleadv
    Apr 4, 2022 at 18:42

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The 1099 requirement doesn't affect how your business expenses are characterized. If you're not required to send 1099 to your contractors - it doesn't make them any less contractors.

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