Q: I got a 1099 for a settlement i didn't get!! How do i look in to thid to find out what's going on?
A: The 1099 should list the person/entity that submitted the 1099. Contact them to see if there was a clerical error. If there is an assertion that no error was made (and you can prove that you did not receive this compensation), you can file an appeal with the IRS or file a return expecting an audit (audits are not bad if the facts support your claims). You may want to contact a tax attorney (an accountant is also a less desirable, but cheaper, option).
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