I was thinking about hiring someone for this coming summer to do yard work. Would it be better to pay this person cash or check (without taking any taxes out) as a outside contract laborer? i thought you could pay up to $ 600 or $ 800 before you had to get a 1099 from them, does any of this sound right to you? Does or has anyone done something similar to this? if so what is the pro's and con's of it.