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Question: Do I have to issue a 1099-Misc for a trustee or executor fee paid by a trust or estate?


Answer: The reporting of Trustee fees by a trust on a Form 1099-Misc is not required.  The 1099-Misc is for payment of services performed in a trade or business by people not treated as employees.  

Trusts and estates are generally not treated as a “trade or business” and non-professional trustees are serving in a capacity that does not rise to the level of a “trade or business” activity for that individual.  Therefore, we generally do not issue 1099s for executor or trustee fees.


Does the executor of a will need to issue 1099's for family and non-profit organizations?
Posted @ Saturday, February 08, 2014 8:08 AM by Joe Tribble
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