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What is 1099-MISC?

1099-MISC formAs well as income earned as an employee there will also be money that we receive elsewhere that is subject to tax. The 1099-MISC form is related to this other type of income with the ‘MISC’ standing for ‘miscellaneous’. Like all other tax forms it is important to fill this one out correctly and to get advice if you are unsure about the information it should contain. Failure to declare any type of miscellaneous income could lead to problems later and so will be best avoided.

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What is a Form W-9?

If you work as a freelancer in the US then the chances are that you are going to need to submit a Form W-9. While this form will be used for tax purposes you don’t actually use it to pay taxes.  This only form applies to people who actually work in the States as a freelancer – those outside the US will generally need to send a W-8.

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