A 1099 is a form that an employer sends you (similar to a W-2)...typically it's sent to people that are more of a consultant-type. Someone that a company paid but that's not an actual employee of said company. I used to get them when I was modeling.
A 1040 is a form that you send the IRS to report your earnings. And by the way...it's a 1040EZ, not a 1099EZ. A 1040 doesn't actually proved that you were employed by anyone, just that you filed a tax return (you'd have to do a 1040 for trusts and investment income even if you didn't have a job). A W-2 or 1099 are sent from an employer to you. That's proof.
Basically, a 1099 could be used to show that you were employed in some capacity by a company. They paid you for something.
if its a partnership you fill out a 1065.......as an LLC you can choose to be taxed as any of the entities......so you could be an llc taxed as a corp(fillout a 1120), llc as an scorp (1120s), llc as partnership (1065), or llc as a sole proprietor (fill out a schedule c with your 1040).
also a company doesnt have to send you a 1099 unless they paid you over 600 for the year. This doesnt mean you arent supposed to file on it, but if its less than 600 they dont turn it in to the IRS either.
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