Can I receive money on 1099 when I am on H1B status??


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I see several post in internet stating that one can receive money on 1099 only from passive income (i.e. stocks, interests etc) during H1B status.

My question is: will it be legal from immigration stand point, to receive the money on 1099-MISC from a recruiter for relocation expenses? In my case my employer can not pay my relocation expenses as they do not have any relocation policy, so the recruiter agreed to pay on 1099 separately. Will it create issues on H1B status when I file GC? Please suggest.

I have checked with my CPA that IRS will not have any issues, as long as I pay the taxes on the amount I receive through 1099. I want to know the consequences on this.

Thank you in advance.

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