Dont mess around with this-it can bite you...HARD!
1099's are for those companys that might do work for you, under their company name, under their license/insurance, using their tools/equipment, etc.
w2's are for those folks that work directly for you. Thay do what you tell them to do. They use your equipment to do the work. They show up where you tell them to show up and when you tell them to show up. They work under your work comp insurance.
Bite the bullet on this subject--fines and red tape will cost you big!
Retired USMC CWO4
2004 GMC Crewcab Dually 4x4
1986 Chevrolet Crewcab Dually 4x4
1988 Chevrolet Standard Cab Dually 4x4
1987 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton 4x4
1988 GMC Dually 4x4 Dump Truck
20' Haulmark Enclosed and Lettered
22' Open Equipment Trailer (14K capacity)
5' x 8' Open Trailer with ramp
JD Gator XUV 4x4
JD 777 72" ZTR
JD 757 60" ZTR
JD GS45 48" WB (times 2)
Stihl Trimmers/Blowers/Hedge Clippers