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How to report 1099 Misc on H1B?

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Hello all,

I have a question that is really befuddling me. Basically I'm a physician working in the US under H1B being sponsored by a private medical group. My tax forms are of course a W2 from that private group. Now the hospital where our group works at directly issued us a payment in 2018 (some bonus for saving the hospital money). So now I've received a 1099-Misc form from the hospital where they report the payment in box 7. Because of this, it is apparently treated as self employment/business income by the IRS. But under the rules of H1B, I'm not allowed to have this type of income. How should I handle this in my tax returns?

Thank you! 

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They should have reported this in box 3. While filing your return electronically fill up details of this 1099-Misc with box 3 ticked. The Hospital made an error. No point wasting time over it. Just file and since the money given to you will be correct, there is no problem.

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