If you work as a 1099 contract employee where nothing is withheld by the company you’re contracting for, will the company send a 1099 form with earnings similar to normal employees who receive a W2 from their employer?

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    Yes, they will furnish you with a copy of the 1099.
    – Hart CO
    Jan 5 '18 at 21:52
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    Remember if you have taxable income without withholding you are required to estimate what the tax will be (on form 1040ES) -- for a 1099 contractor including Social Security and Medicare tax -- and make estimated payments 'quarterly' (mid Apr, June, Sep, and Jan which aren't quite quarters) (or if you also have a regular job you can have that employer increase your withholding), and if you don't do this long before receiving the 1099-MISC you will usually owe a penalty (effectively interest) in addition to your actual tax. Jan 7 '18 at 7:19

In general, unless you are incorporated as a business they have to send you a 1099 if they paid you at least $600.

There are a few exceptions to this rule, but most of them kick in if you are incorporated and they are paying your business instead of you individually. If you were working through a contracting firm that paid you and accepted payment then you would receive either a W2 or 1099 from that firm instead.

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