Posts Tagged ‘1099’
Is Your Worker a Contractor or an Employee?
Is a worker an independent contractor or an employee? This seemingly simple question is often the contentious subject of numerous IRS audits. As an employer, getting this wrong could cost you plenty in the way of Social Security, Medicare and other employment-related taxes. Here is what you need to know. As the worker: If you…Read More
What is a 1099 and Who Should Receive a 1099?
What is a Form 1099-MISC? And who should receive a 1099? IRS Form 1099-MISC summarizes income from all non-employee compensation. It’s what independent contractors use to calculate and file taxes. You must send out a Form 1099-MISC to all contractors you’ve hired and paid more than $600 during the year; this includes any partnerships or…Read More
Independent Contractor or Employee – The Distinction Matters to the IRS
If you’re a business owner, you have financial incentive to want to classify workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. For example, you’re required to withhold and pay taxes on employee wages, and you may need to offer employee benefits such as paid time off and pension contributions. None of these are required with…Read More