I spent almost all of 2015 working full-time for a big company through a temp agency, but the temp agency misclassified me as a contractor. This means that I'm on the hook for self employment tax, which is 7.65% of the year's income! I'd like to avoid paying that tax. What's the best way to do it? [more inside]
I am an Amazon Vine participant. Amazon sends me products to review. Amazon has informed reviewers they will be sending a 1099MISC form this year in cases where the total value of all products selected is over $600. [more inside]
California has a law permitting nonprofit unincorporated associations to enjoy many of the benefits of incorporation without actually incorporating. I am a member of such a nonprofit association. We are now applying for EIN for banking purposes, and I have some questions. [more inside]
Suppose someone has the ability to work 100% remotely in the US for a company as a 1099 contractor. He has a permanent residence in state A. If he travels around the country over the course of the year, 3 months at a time in a new state, would he need to pay some state income tax for each state, or would he pay state income tax for state A only? If my thinking is correct, that it depends on state law, then how is this enforced if he is, say, living in an RV?
Independent contractor, working for several recruiting firms as a W2 employee, but on a contract-by-contract basis (so my employer may change once or twice a year). Can I do pre-tax withholding for retirement if these employers don't have a 401k (of any kind)? [more inside]
Am I saving enough for taxes from my second job? I live in the US and have no state income taxes. My main job is W2. I make around $56k and usually end up close to even on my Fed return. I now have a second job that's 1099. I get paid $150 a week and set aside $50. Is this probably enough for Fed (income/SS) taxes?
On Tuesday I drove across country to start a new role in the Bay Area. Prior to this I was working on a year-long contract which wasn't renewed. During the interview process I was looking for a full time role, but was convinced that this was a good opportunity, particularly to get my foot in the door back in the Bay Area where I'm originally from and still have family. During the interview I was asked specifically what type of contracting I would be open to and said that I was only interested in W2ing to a new role rather than becoming an independent contractor and billing, and I stated that I wasn't interested in 1099ing. The rate I provided reflected this as well. Turns out I've been onboarded as a 1099 and the rate that I was looking for as a W2. [more inside]
Theoretically, say you are a small business/non-profit and you mailed off ~150 1099 forms to the IRS last week (deadline was 2/28). Say you came into work this morning and the 1096 summary form that is supposed to accompany the 1099s was found to have fallen out of the envelope and onto the floor before sealing. How would one go about resolving this?
I am thinking of going to vendor/contractor from full time. [more inside]
I think my employer is doing something shady. I think it affects me. I am really upset and I don't know what to do. It's a tax question with an emotional backstory. [more inside]
I'm doing a website project for a local musician, but I need to make sure it's "above board" as far as the IRS is concerned. How do I proceed? 1099 forms, etc? [more inside]
I am an independent contractor. I did not pay taxes for 2011. I cannot afford to pay my taxes for 2012. I am scared. [more inside]
Is the non-profit I work for legally required to generate 1099 forms for all of the individuals who receive stipends from this org. and have filled out W9 forms (technically "independent contractors")? [more inside]
Here's the rub: In February on 2012, I decided to end my marriage. Because I was dead broke, we simply moved apart, split the bank account in two and went our separate ways with the understanding that we'd make a move to formally divorce in the next year. We did not get a legal separation. That divorce is now pending. My soon-to-be-ex-wife filed her taxes 'Married, Filing Separately'. This causing me all kind of tax havoc, including a bill I have no way of paying. More inside... [more inside]
Somewhat unexpectedly, I find myself working as a full time freelancer. Help me anticipate the tax situation. [more inside]
I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
Please help me understand whether I can write off my health insurance premiums. [more inside]
Missed 1099 form. How much trouble could I get in? (You are not my tax lawyer. Understood but seeking advice) [more inside]
I was told the job was salaried, they offered to me but as a freelancer. Can I use this as a negotiating strategy? [more inside]
Looking for some tax help ! We refinanced a mortgage last April, going from a traditional bank to a savings & loan. During the process, we also closed the bank line of credit and opened a new one at the S&L. The bank held an escrow, but the S&L does not. My 1099 from the S&L has a modest earned interest amount for the period of April - December, but the bank's 1099 is more than 10x that amount. Is this due to the escrow, or is this a mistake ?
How to figure a contract rate for 1099 work? [more inside]
SelfEmployedFilter: Can I use an EIN on an independent contractor agreement, instead of my SSN, even as a sole proprietor? [more inside]
I have a hybrid question about working 1099, going rate for Enterprise Content Management/Digital Asset Management work, & maybe even accounting for costs when it'd be in San Francisco. No secret snowflake details, just how the heck do I figure out if it could work and for what amount of money? [more inside]
I got a part-time job contracting for a non-profit. Turns out they have me as a 1099 contractor instead of a W2 as I'm accustomed to. What do I need to do or know? [more inside]
Please refer me to a NYC-area tax accountant who specializes in arts/freelance clients with horrid IRS debt and deep financial shame.
Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal? [more inside]
Can you recommend a book and best practices as to how to hire independent consultants or part time employees? [more inside]
1099 form issuance refused. what to do? [more inside]
TaxFilter: Received a 1099-MISC after filing, but I reported the income on 1040 Line 21. Do I need to amend? [more inside]
My boss at my new job has most likely been mischaracterizing his employees as 1099's rather than W-2's. They paid their federal and state income taxes, but never their social security. Now they owe back taxes and penalties. Who's liable? [more inside]
I'm curious as to how much taxonomists earn per hour? [more inside]
In New York state, is it legal for a company to have one of its full-time employees reporting directly to a 1099 contractor? [more inside]
How do I give an incentive requiring an independent contractor to meet certain goals without creating an employer/employee relationship? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to pay people in our new company. [more inside]
Am I an employee or a contractor? [more inside]
Getting paid via 1099 in Boston. What does this mean? [more inside]
Is there a way to fill out 1099's online without signing up on an accounting site? Surely there's something easier than using a typewriter!
A little 1099, a little W2. How do I file? [more inside]
I'm just starting out as an independent network and systems contractor and I think I've agreed to a bad deal. What are my options? [more inside]
My nonprofit did not send out 1099s. Now what? [more inside]
A client sent me a incorrect 1099-MISC and now refuses to correct it. It's in their tax favor. What can I do? [more inside]
1099 for outstanding debt ?? My company owes a vendor a few thousand dollars - since they have very little money and because they dispute the exact amount of the debt, they are stretching the issue out as long as possible and avoiding the debt collector's calls etc. Now the debt-collection company has left a message demanding a IRS form 1099 be submitted (to the IRS) to record the 'unearned income'. [more inside]
Taxes: Should I claim this freelance I did last year? [more inside]
I'm a one-person website development company. Things have been getting busy lately so I'm thinking about hiring my first part-time employee. This is new to me, so I'm looking for some advice. [more inside]
Out of the blue, I got a job offer -- a very compelling job offer. The only thing that sets off any alarms for me is the fact that I would be a 1099 contractor instead of a full time employee. Help me understand what the difference is.
My very first post-college job has little resemblance to the one for which I interviewed. In a couple of weeks, my trial period is up. I do not intend to take the option for employment. How do I spin this in future interviews? [more inside]
Self Employed Tax Question: I worked as a freelance carpenter for half of '05. Should I be looking for a form from the place(s) that I worked for in the mail? Or do I need to crack out my bank statements and a calculator? (I'm in Chicago, if that makes any difference)
What kind of lawyer do I need and how do I evaluate the ones I contact? [more inside]
What are my options in dealing with an employer who has put a stop payment on a paycheck for work completed?
What are my options in dealing with an employer who has put a stop payment on a paycheck for work completed? [more inside]
I earned 12,100 total income this year. All 1099. Have not made any estimated payments. How bad is my tax situation? [more inside]
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