I work for a small landscaping company total of three people including my boss i usaully work less than 40 hrs. per wk. and only work from march until november. My question is my boss pays me with a personal check with no deductions taken out of my check but at the end of the year he sends me 1099 for taxes. Now i was talking to a friend of mine who owns a business and explained to him what i just wrote and he said that i did not have file at the end of year my earnings because he was paying me with a personal check and not taking out any deductions that this is considered like getting paide under the table. Is this true?