02-04-2014 06:49 AM
I was just wanting to know if there was a minimum dollar amount to make that you had to claim on a 1099 MISC? I recently self published a kindle book and have had under $15.00 in sales. Do I have to list it? Can I file now or should I wait and see if I get a 1099?
02-06-2014 07:41 PM
If you were expecting to be paid on a 1099-MISC, I would wait until the form arrives so you report the correct amount.
If you were not paid last year, you would not have income to report last year unless you choose to be an accrual-basis taxpayer. Most people record their income on a cash basis, that is when the check arrives.
The IRS rule is that all income must be reported unless they say that particular type of income is not taxable.
02-10-2014 09:45 PM
Most places will not bother to issue a 1099-Misc for $15. I would not wait on one. You are legally required to
report ALL income (including that $15). For such a small amount I would not get into a Schedule C for self employment.
I easier way would be to report $15 as other income. There would be no SE tax on such an amount and you would be
meeting the IRS requirement to report all income.
Good Luck in your self employment endeavor.....hopefully you will have much more to report next year!!!