MN has a grant that was given to childcare providers to help through COVID, they were issued a 1099G, on line 6 Taxable Grant. Now I understand this grant is suppose to be taxed on the Schedule C, but the program only puts it on the 1040.
1) Is this grant suppose to go on the Schedule C?
2) If yes, is there a fix to get it to link to the Schedule C?
Don't enter it at all on the 1099G worksheet, as that is for unemployment, and state refund. If what you say i correct, then MN should have issued 1099NEC. It really doesn't matter, as you just fill out schedule C. 1099's don't get sent to IRS anyway
Are you sure the IRS won't try to link the 1099G to the return? ?
If you don't put a 1099 NEC on they will send a CP 2000 letter saying it wasn't reported even though it is on the C.
I have contacted the state, they say ask the IRS as they don't know and said it is a IRS form so ask them.
Even the people that issue the form don't know.
Anyone else from Minnesota here that has any idea?
@Terry53029 "1099's don't get sent to IRS anyway"
I don't think you mean what that sounds like it means. The state certainly sends the 1099-G to IRS, and it is part of the automated underreporter program mix.
But I'm not sure who decided this has to go on Schedule C. Where do we research the law of taxation of government grants?
Another topic just posted led me here:
"This is a state grant, I wondered the same thing, do you know somewhere I go to know for sure if this grant is taxable on the C?
I am so frustrated."
This is a moving target. Yes, it's all taxable as regular business income (excluding SBA money), but now MD has changed their law, and other States might follow.
"Level Up" is a gaming function, not a real life function.
Ive never had one of these so Im not sure about the logistics, but I see a Quickzoom button on Line 5 of the Sch C to go to the 1099g worksheet, so it seems like you should be able to link from there? (assuming of course that the grant iIS subject to SE taxes, I know some of them aren't)
There is an interesting Tax Court case from 1981 involving business interruption insurance and a fire down at the Piggly Wiggly in Colquitt, Georgia. The issue was whether private insurance proceeds paid to the owners, who closed the store, were subject to self-employment tax. IRS said they were. The Tax Court ruled otherwise.
Why did Minnesota use CARES Act funds to bail out daycare providers? Were those businesses shut down completely? Or did the children just stop coming because parents and schools stayed at home, and the owners needed money to tide them over until things returned to normal?
If you ask IRS if self-employment tax should be paid on this grant money, their knee-jerk reaction will likely be the typical “if it moves, tax it.” But what if you ask them if your client qualifies for another few thousand dollars in EIC because it’s on a Schedule C?
The whole CARES act stuff and free money stuff from PPP has muddied up the waters a bit this year. If it was any other year I would enter it on schedule C and not think twice about it. Without any additional divine guidance, I guess I would go back to pre COVID thinking and add it to the schedule C. And I always manually enter totals on schedule C so I don't tend to worry about how 1099s are going to tie into the form.
In over 25 years Ive never entered a 1099 for NEC income into the program, I always enter the clients total business income on Line 1 of Sch C.
So this form is not linked to the IRS computers yet? Because the 1099 NEC is. thanks!
I think you may be confusing what happens with 1099NEC within the tax program and what IRS does with 1099NEC mailed in with F1096. Yes IRS does match the mailed in Form 1099s (MISC, INT, NEC, G, etc) with tax returns. No IRS does not match the 1099s that have been entered in the tax program with what's been mailed in.
I assume this is the money we are talking about.
The State was paying providers money to keep their doors open so that essential workers with kids could go to work. That kinda sounds like they were paying to provide a service, so I would go with putting it on schedule C.
Meanwhile, the parents were still paying the daycares for services they were providing. If Minnesota instead had made this a refundable tax credit, would it count as income? It will probably take a few years to resolve the question of whether this is self-employment income. Is childcare considered a combat zone? Does Minnesota qualify for foreign earned income exclusion?
"Is childcare considered a combat zone?"
Yes - at least as far as I am concerned. Those folks don't get paid near enough for what they do. Why do folks that take care of our most vulnerable (kids and the elderly) appear on the low end of the pay spectrum? But someone that can dunk a basketball or throw a baseball 90 mph is on the other end of the pay spectrum?