The deadline for receiving your 1099-MISC form from DoorDash is Tuesday, January 31st, 2018. You may even receive it before then. Payable is the service helping deliver these tax forms to Dashers this year. We created this quick guide to help you better understand your 1099-MISC and what it means for your taxes.
See: What is a 1099 Form?
A 1099-MISC form is used to report contractor earnings to the IRS. You’ll only get a 1099-MISC form after earning more than $600 with a company. If you’ve received a form from Doordash, that means according to their records you’ve earned over $600 from them.
Box 7: Non-employee compensation includes relevant information for your taxes. On your 1099-MISC, this is what it will look like:
Contractors input the amount earned (as reported in Box 7 on your DoorDash 1099) on the Schedule C. Schedule C to is used to determine the contractor’s profit or loss. It's also where contractors can claim any tax deductions (like the Standard Mileage Rate, health insurance premiums, business supplies, etc).
After that, contractors take the amount in personal business profit determined on Schedule C and plug it into a Schedule SE. The Schedule SE helps calculate the percentage owed in self-employment tax. That percentage, in turn, can be added to the contractor’s 1040 form (the form most people fill out to report income). Working with a tax accountant is recommended when using your 1099-MISC to complete Schedule C and Schedule SE.
The 1099-MISC is for the contractor’s records only. Contractors report to the IRS their taxable income using the Schedule C, Schedule SE and 1040.
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