njstangers, I have always just added up what I was paid by Google in the calender year and reported the it to the IRS. If they don't send a 1099 to you, then you don't send anything with your tax return.
hmm thanks, I agree I'm over $600 and hopefully will get one if not I can do it manually, not a problem. :) Just curious since most other companies I've dealt with have always sent me a 1099 even if it was just a few bucks over $600
My account is under my corporation name, I wonder if that makes a difference.
Since businesses generally file under an EIN (or like number) rather than a social security number, a business, presumably, reports the income under profits same as say web design work. Generally, the 1099 is meant for individuals, though some businesses send them regardless. Everything I do, whether Google, CafePress, etc., is under my business and I have never received a 1099 in literally 30 years.
Got mine. Always get one from Google. Their figure is somewhat less than my computations, but then, what do I know. I will use their number.
Chitika has NEVER sent me a 1099, although I made $1,000s with them. When I compare the checks they sent me with their stats, there is no correspondence whatsoever. I don't know why I am still with them. There is only ONE thing about them that is not screwed up - the mailing of checks. Tends to make me lazy, and not go through the hassle of moving those impressions elsewhere. I will base my figure on adding up the checks they sent me - ACTUAL income. I have no desire to spend time trying to figure out their stats from outer space. .