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January 30, 2013

The 1099 Mystery

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The 1099 mystery

I had completed my 1099’s by hand. I had four people assist me with my work during 2011. I itemized my deductions by hand on paper, and added up all of the totals. I double checked my math to be safe. But, now my bookkeeper is doing everything all over again on a spreadsheet on the computer. I had sent Carmen a 1099 for a particular amount, but now, I realized that the amount was approximately $400 higher than what she made.. How would I tell her? This would cost her a lot!

But, the mystery unfolded. We split the list of paychecks into half and found the error to be on the bottom half. It was for $375.. Apparantly, the 375 on the list didn’t get added to the total. I have no explanation why. Thank god that I add numbers by hand, because my hand computations seem to be more reliable than computer computations! So, there is no saving time from now on. I have to check my hand computations with the computer, and check the computer with manual calculations! What a pain.

So, the good news is that Carmen will not be mad at me, and that I will be able to sleep at night!

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  1. Mystery Solved!

    It was explained to me by my eye doctor.

    If you brushed your teeth with the Preperation-H
    You find that you “stored” the Colgate

    It simply means that you need to wear your reading glasses more often!

    Comment by Kenneth A Edelstein — January 31, 2013 @ 8:13 am

  2. I have that problem most often when I have a running total column, and I insert a line. The running total formula “skips over” the inserted line.

    Comment by Dennis — January 31, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

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