I would guess that 50% of the members on lawnsite have payroll set-up, have legal employees, deduct taxes, pay workers comp, social security, unemployment, etc. So let's shed some light and see why people people have and haven't gone the "employee-route" You may think that using 10-99 is ok, but it's not. If someone is routinely working for you, using your equipment, and you're in charge of them - they're an employee and the IRS sees them as an employee. My accountant is setting up my payroll when he's done with TAX SEASON but we didn't have much time to talk about the details, because obviously taxes were what we had in mind. So what are the details of having employee payroll - how much does it cost the LCO? How much can I expect to pay in social sec and unemployment. In a nut shell.....Is it a real ball buster?