If you are an independent contractor, have freelance income or a side hustle gig, you will probably receive a Form 1099-NEC.
The amount on Form 1099-NEC for sole-proprietors is reported on Form 1040 Schedule C as gross receipts.
For example, you received a Form 1099-NEC, and after all of the business expenses are subtracted from the 1099-NEC amount, you are left with a profit of $15,000. If you are filing as head of household with two children and have no other income or deductions, your federal refund would be approximately $5,200, and the State of California refund would be approximately $1,600.
Depending on your state, the state refund will differ.