1099 Company Drivers Don't Need An ABC Test For That

Discussion in 'Trucker Taxes and Truck Financing' started by Eddiec, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    And so why have we not had avalanches of bricks burying all these companies who just 1099's drivers to get rid of the tax man nation wide?

    It only takes one owie or one fired driver filing as a 1099'er to the state for them to get started on the bricks.

    Imagine a law nationally that all motor carriers who hire employees cannot use 1099 at all?
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  2. Eddiec

    Eddiec Heavy Load Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    There is a law - the tax code. They just choose to violate it.
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Yup, just imagine if all these 1099 companies had to actually be legit, more than half of them wouldn't be in business.
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  4. TheyCallMeDave

    TheyCallMeDave Heavy Load Member

    Dec 17, 2014
    You've got that right. I can guarantee you that over half of the rock bucket companies within a 50 mile radius would disappear over night, or end up just being one truck operations. They've all but taken over the construction game in my area it seems.
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  5. sirhwy

    sirhwy Light Load Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    It’s very simple. Don’t work for them. There are plenty of legitimate companies looking for drivers.
  6. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Cle Elum, WA
    They are going to start cracking down on this you can bet. I used to work for a small port hauling company in NJ and the owner had mentioned to me before that it was being talked about that he would maybe have to start W2-ing his 2-3 guys he had running their own trucks under his authority. Basically it sounded like the state and Feds are wanting to make it his problem as the company owner to collect and withhold the taxes for those guys rather than allowing the truck owners to do it themselves. This makes sense I guess. They want their money and don't to have to go chasing anybody for it.
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