Submitted By: Harry
Answered: January 7, 2014 8:30 am

If I pay a painting contractor $1,000 to paint my apartment, do I have to issue a Form 1099?

No. The requirement to issue a Form 1099 for the payment of services of $600 or more to an independent contractor applies only to businesses. It does not apply to services for individuals.

Tax Glossary

Section 1231 property

Depreciable property used in a trade or business and held for more than a year. All Section 1231 gains and losses are netted; a net gain is treated as capital gain, a net loss as an ordinary loss.

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