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Subject:  Employer classifying as 1099 Date:  1/25/2013  4:52 PM
Author:  crackdclaw Number:  117530 of 121312

I'll guess this has been asked on this board before, sorry in advance for my not finding it on a quick search.

My twenty year old son works at a sports complex. The owner leased a huge amount of space in warehouse. Then laid down some astro turf for soccer fields, built a full court basketball court, installed a weight room, a batting cage, and so on. The facility is popular and heavily used. I know the owner as she once coached at the high school for my daughter's field hockey team. She was kind enough to hire my son.

My son works hours that are scheduled by the manager of the complex. His duties are either at the front desk or as the commissioner who organizes sports leagues. He is paid an hourly wage and records his hours after each shift. I've never looked at his paystubs but have just now received a 1099 vs. a W2. It appears as the owner is classifying him as a self employed individual. I'm not really happy with this. Not looking forward to doing his taxes and having to pay both sides of Soc. Security. His income from 2012 was about $6,000. so not a heavy tax hit, and I'll guess I'll soon learn thru TurboTax how to minimize thru deductions any tax liabilty. No taxes were withheld for federal, state, or county. Overall I'm not comfortable with how he is classified at his employment, but I'm happy he has a job he enjoys. Do I talk to the owner? Is this legal?
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