^ this. And what happens if the teenagers own mowers break? Also remember daddy's lawn mower isn't commercial quality. youll have a lot of issues maintaining a group of kids who, if they want to work, actually CAN because daddy's more done broke down. All you need is one kid to get hurt doing the work and your world is all upside down. The gubber-ment isn't going to like you 1099in' teens. sand that's really the only way to get around the fact that "teens" cant use power equipment legally, they can work for themselves, but not for you. to work for themselves and BE 1099'd, they need to have their own insurance... know any kids that are going to pay the bill? Most insurance companies want a chunk-a money upfront to initiate a policy too. Where are the kids getting that from?