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1099-MISC, Independent Contractors, and Self-Employed

Question: What, if any, quarterly forms must I file to report income as an independent contractor?

Answer:

Because you generally will have no taxes withheld from your income, you may need to make quarterly estimated tax payments.  For information on estimated tax payments, refer to Form 1040-ES (PDF), Estimated Tax for Individuals.

Note: Be aware that there may also be state and local requirements for estimated tax payments.  You may want to go to your state's individual website for additional information.  To access information for your state, go to our State Government Websites page.

Additional Information:


Category: Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income
Subcategory: 1099-MISC, Independent Contractors, and Self-Employed

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