How to 1099-report housing relief payments made to a landlord

April 14, 2021

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Q. One of our departments issues emergency rent payments on behalf of beneficiaries that are in need of this help. This is for people that are low income and receiving some type of welfare benefits. Are these payments considered income to recipients and reported on the 1099-NEC or are they rent payments reportable to the landlord on the 1099-MISC? The payments are made directly to the landlord on behalf of the beneficiary. A. (Answered by a 3rd party, independent advisory services firm offering…

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