ok, i just got back from attempting to do my taxes. there was a new guy, and he told me off the bat (in so many words) that he's a hard ass compared to the guy who did my taxes last year. we started everything, but after a million questions to which i had no answer, we put our session on hold so i can sort my shit out better.
this guy got me all freaked out, it was always pretty easy and straightforward before. i keep very good track of EVERYTHING that comes in or goes out.
so without giving too many details, or asking for too many in return, here's my simple question. i understand that if you do over $600 worth of work for someone in a year, they need to give you a 1099. now a few of my clients are small time, and we didn't do that much money this year. and some of them are also small time, but we did a ton of work - well over $600. i'll assume they're all doing everything on the up and up, but what if they don't? if one of them doesn't claim anything, and i do, then i can potentially get them in trouble. but that freaks me out, cuz like, i don't want to get in trouble either by not claiming money i made.
i know most of us have alot of small time clients - independent bands and labels, etc, so i have to assume this is pretty common. and i know this guy is being a hardass, and it's probably for my own good. but i just don't want any legal trouble, y'know? for me or my client.
hell, i don't even know if posting a message like this could possibly get me in trouble - does the IRS read the gigposters forum? hahahaha. if this is a bad idea, clay please delete this. otherwise, someone please talk me down. thanks.