This form, which stands for "Nonemployee Compensation," is used for reporting payments totaling $600 or more in a year. It ensures that the IRS can track and tax income earned by individuals who aren't traditional employees.

Practical Example of Form 1099-NEC:

A business contracts a freelance writer for several projects throughout the year, paying a total of $3,500. The business reports this compensation to the IRS using Form 1099-NEC.

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