Yes, you can file a 1099 form for payments you make to a gig worker. Understand the correct 1099 form to use for the reporting season and type of worker. An important 1099 form to know about is called Form 1099-K. Use the form starting in January of 2024 for the gig workers that you paid at least $600 to through a third-party payment network in a calendar year. Send the form to the gig worker and to the Internal Revenue Service.
Bear in mind one big thing as you approach filing 1099 forms for your business’s gig workers: All gig economy income is taxable. You may not send a Form 1099-K or other information return to a specific worker, but you must keep track of payments in some capacity. Familiarize yourself with the different types of gig work to make sure that you know whether your business qualifies. You will likely need to send a Form 1099-K if you hire workers to drive a car for booked rides or hire someone to run errands.
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