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What Companies Send a 1099 Form?

There are thousands of companies that hire freelancers and self-employed individuals, as well as small businesses, to do all sorts of work. These companies send them all 1099 forms at the end of the year showing how much they were paid throughout the year. They also send these forms to the IRS to report those payments.

But there are some big companies that have built their business model on hiring a lot of self-employed people, and here are some of the biggest.

What is a 1099 form?

Anytime you work as an independent contractor, freelancer or gig worker for an entity, they will send you a 1099 form. There are many types of 1099 forms, but the 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC are the forms used to report the income you earned for performing contract work.

They are usually sent to individuals who are not full-time employees of a company or an entity. You will have to pay taxes on 1099 income if you earned over $400 in a calendar year. But you will only receive a 1099 form if you earn $600 or more.

While you do not need to file a 1099 form, you need the information on it to fill out your Schedule C when filing your taxes. You will also have to fill out the standard Form 1040 that every American taxpayer uses.

Who receives a 1099 form?

A 1099 form is sent to individuals who perform “non-employee” work. This includes self-employed individuals, independent contractors, freelancers and gig workers. There are, however, some exceptions to this.

If a freelancer or self-employed individual is registered as a corporation (S Corp or C Corp), they will not receive a 1099 form. If they are registered as a sole proprietor, or a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), they will receive a 1099 form.

Infographic entitled 4 Most-used 1099 Forms showing 4 types of 1099 forms that self-employed individuals may receive.

What are the companies that send a 1099 form?

You can expect to receive a 1099 form from companies that use a lot of independent contractors, freelancers or gig workers for their services. These companies generally also have regular full-time employees that work a 9-5 but can hire individuals specifically for contract work.

If you find yourself receiving a 1099 form from any of the below companies, don’t worry, we’re here to help.

  • Selling handmade coasters and accepting payments through Venmo? Check out this Venmo 1099 page for every form you’ll need to file your tax returns.
  • Driving for Uber on the weekends? Use an Uber 1099 calculator to find tax write-offs you can deduct.
  • Selling customized tote bags and accepting payments through PayPal? This PayPal 1099 page has all the information you need about Paypal 1099 taxes.  
  • Delivering packages with your own car for Amazon Flex? Use this Amazon Flex 1099 page as a guide to see what you can claim as tax deductions.
  • Creating content on OnlyFans? Check out the OnlyFans 1099 page to figure out your taxable income.
  • Streaming yourself playing video games as a Twitch Partner? Refer to this page all about Twitch 1099 taxes.
  • Selling reupholstered furniture on Etsy? Visit the Etsy 1099 page for how to do your Etsy 1099 taxes.
  • Renting out an apartment on Airbnb? Use an Airbnb 1099 calculator to find every tax write-off an Airbnb host can claim.
  • Driving for Doordash as a side hustle? This DoorDash 1099 page breaks it all down, from tax deductions to important forms you’ll need.
Infographic entitled 9 Top Companies That Send 1099 Forms listing 9 popular companies that hire non-employees for contract work.

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