1099 form scare (CA tax related)
I figure that there must be quite a few people here in the state who have a side gig either EBay selling or being a DJ, or at the very least had to fill out a 1099 for whatever reason in the past two years. Here's the story with me: Last night I opened my mail and saw this AB63 Estimated Assessment form indicating that I, at first thought, owed 4 grand and some change because of a business owners' tax that went deliquent. Today; after leaving work early, driving to the Van Nuys Courthouse's Tax & Permit office without an appointment and finding out through several people telling me that this is just an estimate of what I will owe if I don't respond to them, I learned that I need to clear this up by mail. I have to tell them that I am indeed not a business owner or have a hustle outside of conventional employment. You see, two years ago, I had a summer job at an electrical company doing basic admin, inventory and helping out with small tasks at jobsites. My boss was unsure of whether to pay me through the local union or through the office. He chose the former and, as it seems on the old pay stubs, they payed me on the bankroll through a subcontractor with no/minimal tax deductions. I went to go to H&R Block to set it straight professionally during 2008, since it wasn't an ordinary tax issue (in my usual, personal case, at least). I'm hoping that certify mailing a manilla envelope of my tax return of 2007 and a filled out explanation return form will sort this out. Has anyone had this issue? I'm sure that they bulk mailed them out on Monday.