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.