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Vetlawn
Level 1

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

Hello all!

 

I own a Landscaping company and was wondering if I could just get some opinions/advice on 1099's. Is it better to put my employees (5) on a regular payroll, where taxes are taken out and a check is drafted up  or  should I issue 1099's at the end of the month, 3 month, 6 month or yearly and have them be incharge of their taxes.

 

 

 

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8 Comments
jessbru99568
Level 7

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

It all depends on whether they are employees or independent contractors. If they are employees, they should be on regular payroll and have taxes withheld. But if they are independent contractors, then you would issue them a 1099 at the end of the year and they would handle the taxes. If you aren't wanting to worry about filing the payroll taxes and taking care of it all, I would recommend using Full Service Payroll. All you would need to do is run the payroll and they take care of the rest. Hope this helps!! 

Rustler
Level 15

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

Jess is right

 

And it is not your decision to make, they either qualify as independent contractors or they do not and then must be on payroll, see the attachment.

 

1099's are year end forms only, if they are contractors

Anonymous
Not applicable

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

Perhaps this article (https://www.learnvest.com/knowledge-center/the-difference-between-a-1099-and-a-w-2/) would assist you in determining if an individual is a 1099 or a W2. Control, control, control....

 

:)

Anonymous
Not applicable

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

@Anonymous, we also have the "1099 or W-2?" Widget :). 

 

@Vetlawn, did the advice provided make sense? 

Rustler
Level 15

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

@Anonymous

 

ROFLMAO, CSL

 

Thanks for that link for the widget, too funny for words.

 

I took your interview, I answered that yes I supply all tools and materials

And it said the worker was a 1099 contractor

See item 14 in the attachment

Anonymous
Not applicable

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

@Rustler, I will forward this to the team, thanks for pointing this out!

Rustler
Level 15

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

@Anonymous

 

The widget takes too long, and there are so many permutations of choices that you could make the results in what otherwise appears to be a contractor, is not, that it is mind numbing sometimes.

 

A simple series of statments, with a true or false radio button for each, maybe 5 statements per page, distinctly separated would work better

Anonymous
Not applicable

Should I Use 1099's for my Landscaping Workers?

@Rustler, that's great feedback. I will send it to the team!

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