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Author: SecrtAgent Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121061  
Subject: Re: W2 or 1099 Date: 9/29/2004 1:31 AM
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I work short assignments at hospitals.
Often, they DO NOT want me to be their "employee", as this means
a. they are legally responsible for my actions
b. various headaches such as with-holding, FICA contributions,etc.
c. including me in certain benefits (health, etc) other employees receive

So they simply give me a "Form 1099", upon completion of the assignment, which lists the agreed upon payment; e.g., if it is $100/hour, and I work 10 hours, it is for $1,000.
Period. No dedcutions, etc.
Simpler, and less paperwork, accounting, and liability on their part.
RJB
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