Getting a 1099??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by C1hawkjr, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. C1hawkjr

    C1hawkjr Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone.

    I have come questions and concerns about 1099. I have always had taxes taken out of my check and recieved a w2 at the end of the year. I'm new to the 1099.

    I am almost certain I will be starting a over the road job soon if everything goes well and it's paid cent per mile, 1099. Home weekly or by choice I can stay out longer. I will drive their truck, they pay for everything and schedule the loads.

    Am i considered to be a independent contractor ?
    Do I need a business license or LLC ?
    Can a daily meals be a tax deduction while out on the road ?
    What else can be deductible in this situation?

    I've read on here that I'll have to pay taxes quarterly and to find a good experienced cpa. Anyone got recommendations on one ?
    Should I set 25% of my weekly income aside for taxes or more ? I have 5 kids and wife and get back a good chunk at the end of the year so this might be beneficial I would think.
     
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  3. Bigwin123

    Bigwin123 Medium Load Member

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    Why a 1099? So many good paying w2 jobs out there
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    If it were me, I'd go to my local income tax preparer office and take care of those questions.
    There's probably one in your town. Tell the person there you want them to handle your taxes and what do they need from you.
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    Here's another 1099 company if the one you're dealing with doesn't hire you.
    Carolina Logistic INC – North Carolina Trucking Company ...
    https://carolinalogistic.com
     
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  5. C1hawkjr

    C1hawkjr Bobtail Member

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    Due to my driving record most companies wont hire me. I've applied to companies for over a year just to be denied over and over again. My rollover 13 months ago has limited my choices to say the least
     
  6. C1hawkjr

    C1hawkjr Bobtail Member

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    Thank you sir. I actually got denied by carolina Logistic a few days ago. As soon as i told them about my rollover they said no
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Well best wishes. You'll have a job soon anyway.
    Carolina Logistic used to hire about anyone with a cdl.
    Looks like they're clamping down.
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Stay on top of Craigslist.
     
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  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    1099 certainly is less than ideal but you do what you gotta do until some time passes and you get you record straight. You will be able to deduct the standard meals allowance so save copies of your logs to determine how many days you can claim. No need to save restaurant receipts. Also any expenses such as work boots and gloves, tools etc can be deducted.
    We get a lot of 1099 horror stories here but there are those that do well on a 1099. Just realize that if you get hurt, you won't be getting workmans comp. So if this is a concern you can look into something that could cover you. Good luck.
     
  10. C1hawkjr

    C1hawkjr Bobtail Member

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    On the first page of this thread a gentleman sent me a link to a craigslist posting. That's the job that accepting me.
    Since that day I've been on craigslist for wv and the surrounding states calling and filling out tons of applications. I'm getting tons of call back and emails.
     
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  11. C1hawkjr

    C1hawkjr Bobtail Member

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    Thank you sir. The plan is to work with the company for 2-3 years tops until I gain more experience and and that rollover not haunt me as bad. 2-3 years of recent driving will help me find a better job. Would eventually like to buy a truck and have my own authority
     
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