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Part time employees 1099?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by hustler king, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. hustler king

    hustler king LawnSite Member
    from 46628
    Messages: 44

    I'm going to have 6 or 7 guys that are going to work one days week for maybe 10-12 hours a day, how do you guys do your 1099's because i've been hearing several different things.
     
  2. ryansbob

    ryansbob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    If they don't bring their own tools, get to the jobsite on their own, and carry their own liability insurance they aren't a sub-contractor so you'd better not be 1099ing them. If you do and the irs would find out (all it takes is an angry customer to report you) you are responsible to pay their taxes, because the irs will consider them an employee and you are responsible to take out and pay employee taxes. Use a payroll service and do the right thing. Only other option is to hire illegals because if they get hurt they will run, the white guys will sue your pants off if they are a sub and get hurt on the job.
     
  3. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,550

    All true..except I think that illegals now feel entitled to freebee's. Also when the IRS asks the worker to pay his taxes, he'll get that puzzled look, and then the lCO gets to pay the taxes. A disgruntled worker will also turn you in
     
  4. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,197

    Your answer is right on the money.
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    You maybe able to claim them as causal labor. Anything under 600.00 . But check with a bookkeeper or accountant.
     
  6. Fvstringpicker

    Fvstringpicker LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,638

    You may want to check this out. The $600 is the lower limit for meeting the 1099 filing requirement.
     
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,926

    The title of your thread speaks of the problem -- employee and 1099 don't go together. ryansbob spells out the issues as I understand them to be.
     
  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    Here it goes again
     
  9. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    This topic has come up a million times before.

    You cannot 1099 an employee.
     
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    If your only going use then a couple of times try and go through a temp agency . This way everything is taken care of tax wise and comp. wise.
     

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