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  •  Well, if they are using your tools and working in (3+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, SilentBrook, kurt

    your facility (i.e. your home) it would be hard to argue that they are independent contractors (in any event, you'll have to file 1099's for them). So if there is any dispute in the future, you could easily be on the hook for ALL payroll taxes, both their portion and your portion.

    •  I'm hoping that (3+ / 0-)
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      I'm hoping that I will not be hounded by the IRS for this if it's only lasted for three weeks - in honesty I'd rather give them more money now.

      I like the work they do, when they get around to doing it, but my priority is getting them to move out. I don't mind roommates but I need to put some distance physically and emotionally.

      Again, my issue is that they have spent all their wages on consumables and can't move out yet. I do not understand their strategy and they're not interested in explaining it to me.

      I am an electrical engineer, run a reasonably high traffic server, and build autopilots and drones for a living. If you have technical questions, ask away and I will try to give a cogent answer.

      by spiritplumber on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:42:00 AM PST

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      •  Every employer would like to give his/her (3+ / 0-)
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        employees more money rather than give it to the government. But you have to anyway. Or you can get in serious, serious trouble.

        •  I appreciate paying US taxes (0+ / 0-)

          they actually buy me good services. Part of why I'm asking for advice here is that I'm asking for advice in general, especially to friends who already have a business with employees; I will gladly do extra work to comply with the law if it doesn't break my ethical rules.

          I am an electrical engineer, run a reasonably high traffic server, and build autopilots and drones for a living. If you have technical questions, ask away and I will try to give a cogent answer.

          by spiritplumber on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:43:01 PM PST

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