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1099 Forms for Musicians Hired

Author: Brad Howland
First Posted: April 6, 2004

Question

"I'm recording a CD. Do I have to fill out 1099's for the musicians on the record? I paid them either $500 or $1000."

Answer

You should give each musician who earns $600 or more a 1099-MISC Form. You would also file an Information Return with the IRS reporting the income paid.

It's not that hard so you might want to do it yourself. Here are some IRS webpages to get you going:

Related Websites

Ordering the 1099 Forms and Instructions

Guide to Information Returns

Filing Information Returns Electronically


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