I am a resident alien of the USA (allowed to work) and I earn some money freelancing online. For a couple of months I have been writing blog posts for an individual who lives in Banglagesh (I'm not 100% sure, he could be anywhere). He is not a company, he is literally just a guy with a website, and he pays me to write and proofread content.
All communication is over WhatsApp and he pays me over PayPal from his personal PayPal. I've asked this question on another site and they said that what I earn is income (which is fine) and the payer (Bangladesh guy) needs to fill out a 1099 at the end of the year. But, English is not his strong suit and I can say there would be near 0% chance of getting this from him. I doubt I would even be in contact with him at the end of the year.
Does this still count as taxable income? How can I report it if it's not through an employer or a company etc.? He's paid me just over $1000 so far total.