East China, MI asked in Employment Law and Tax Law for Michigan

Q: I was paid under the table with cash. No 1099 was given and was denied being put on the books several times.

All i wanted was to get medical insurance and to do the right thing. Now, im lost and out of answers.

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D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO

A: Not receiving a 1099 does not stop you from reporting your income. You're still required to report it and pay tax. File a return for the income and then wait until your state's healthcare marketplace has open enrollment. Fill out the application for the premium tax credit and get a policy.

The trick is when someone pays you for goods or services and you're not an employee you are running a business.

It's unfortunate that this is not made more clear by companies.

Brent T. Geers agrees with this answer

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