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Independent Contractor Non-Receipt Of Form 1099

Although you should have received a Form 1099, there is no excuse for not reporting income you earned during the year. The burden of reporting is your responsibility, whether you receive a Form 1099 or not. The penalties for failure to report income can be severe and can be deemed criminal in the worst of cases. Always report all income earned.

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