I wanted to make this post because I have seen and heard about this a lot - both on and off of lawnsite; LCO's who think they got it made and don't have to worry about payroll and taxes because they've made their employees "sub-contractors" or "independent contractors". For those of you who do this, or have thought about doing this; listen up and wise up..... It ain't possible in this business. You're not gonna get around it. No matter how you try, it's virtually impossible to meet the IRS's regulations for a person who works for you mowing lawns as being an independent contractor. CLICK HERE to view a list of the 20 factors you need to meet in order to have an person qualify as an independent contractor. In this business, you'll likely be breaking rules 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19. If you break even 2 or 3 of these rules the person you've been paying as a independent or sub-contractor will now be deemed an employee and YOU will be paying all of the back taxes. NOT FUN! And they will put you out of business faster than you can blink. Just beware of this. You guys came here to learn, right? Well, this is one lesson we all need to learn and get right.