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1099 or W-2?
Five minutes from now, you'll know the difference.
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Welcome to the Intuit 1099 & W-2 Wizard. Simply answer 10 short questions about a given worker and you'll receive a classification recommendation based on IRS guidelines.
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How often does this person work for you?
How regularly someone works for you is even more important than how many hours they work for you.
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An accountant, who balances the books quarterly, falls into the occasionally category. An assistant, who comes in Thursdays, would be considered part time (ongoing).
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1099 independent contractor
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I'm more likely to be classified as a 1099 independent contractor
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1099 independent contractor
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I'm somewhat likely to be classified as a 1099 independent contractor
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I'm somewhat likely to be classified as a W-2 employee
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W-2 employee
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I'm more likely to be classified as a W-2 employee
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W-2 employee
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I'm highly likely to be classified as a W-2 employee
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W-2 employee
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1099 Contractor
 
 
 
 
W-2 Employee
We're recommending this classification because you told us:
  • You don't fully direct how, when, and where this person works
  • This person controls his or her own finances
  • The person's service is relatively incidental to your business
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Determining worker status is a tricky business. And, while the 1099 & W-2 Wizard is based on IRS guidelines, we recommend you consult your tax or legal advisor.
We're recommending this classification because you told us:
  • You control how, when, and where this person works
  • This person takes little or no personal financial risk
  • This person's work is relatively important to your business
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Determining worker status is a tricky business. And, while the 1099 & W-2 Wizard is based on IRS guidelines, we recommend you consult your tax or legal advisor.
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