In the context of 1099 tax filing, NEC stands for “Nonemployee Compensation” (the first letters of the three words None, Employee and Compensation). Most tax payers recognize NEC as box 7 on form 1099-MISC.What are the requirements to become a 1099?
In general, you are only required to issue a Form 1099-MISC to an individual or an unincorporated business. If the payee qualifies, you must secure a valid Social Security number or tax ID number, as well as a valid address. This may prove to be tricky, as some people who are self-employed prefer to remain anonymous in the eyes of the IRS.