Category Archives: Independent Contractors

VCSP – Employer Amnesty for Mis-Classifying Employees

Intro paragraph: Employers – PLEASE PAY ATTENTION NOW! You can no longer get away with treating employees as freelancers. Aside from several recent court decisions, there are too many ways for your employees to turn you in to the IRS and state authorities. After all, if the employees don’t want to pay YOUR half of the […]

Switching from Employee Status to Independent Contractor

Today TaxMama® wants to give you something to think about before switching from employee status to independent contractor.  

The Gig Economy

Today TaxMama® says that estimated tax payments are due – and that’s timely information for the “Gig” economy.  

False Social Security Numbers

Today TaxMama® hears from Lue with a question that is more common than you may realize.” A friend  who’s been doing work for my husband regularly for the past two years knowingly gave him a false Social Security Number. We were just notified of this by the IRS. He won’t provide us with a real […]

Employee or Contractor

Today TaxMama® hears from Roger in the TaxQuips Forum who is frustrated with the concept. “I guess my question would be, what is different about what I’m doing and, say, a general contractor ICing a plumber regularly to plumb houses he is building? Or a magazine that subs out to a freelance writer? These guys […]

Delivering Newspapers

Today TaxMama® hears from Trina in the Tax Quips Forum who wasn’t an employee. “I started working for a newspaper company over the summer of 2011, delivering papers to homes using my own vehicle. The company did give me company checks, but they did not take any taxes out. I believe they called their employees […]

IRS Wants YOUR input – About Expanded 1099 Reporting

[TaxMama Note: I have heard a lot of griping about the proposed requirement to have businesses issue 1099s to absolutely everyone for everything. If you don’t like it – SPEAK UP NOW! Not to me, but where it counts – to IRS. Here’s how.] IRS Requests Public Input on Expanded Information Reporting Requirement  WASHINGTON — […]

Per Diems on 1099s

Today TaxMama hears from Rita in Oklahoma, with this question. “I will issue several 1099’s this year. I need to know how to categorize their ‘’per diem’’ pay. Is it broken out; or does it get lumped together in Box #7-Nonemployee compensation?”

Contractors Forgot to File

Today TaxMama hears from Ray in Ohio, who has a problem. “My son and I started working for a contractor in Feb 2006 as a sub. The 1099 was in his name and SS#. We worked on a 60-40 split. The 60 came to me, with all expenses paid out of my pocket. We have […]