Category Archives: Independent Contractors

What IS Back Up Withholding, Anyway?

Today TaxMama hears from Janet in Anaheim, CA who is perplexed. “My husband’s business received a notice from the IRS. It said that a contractor’s taxpayer ID number on the 1099s we filed last year is incorrect. Now, IRS says I have to file a notice to the contractor within 15 days. But, this guy […]

Cleaning Up

Today TaxMama answers Laura on the Internet. Laura is concerned “I’ve hired two women who are doing business as “Simply Clean” to clean my home. They are not incorporated, just two ladies cleaning houses. If I pay $35.00 per week for part-time services, do I treat them as household employees? What do I have to […]