Missing 1099 and other tax stuff

Discussion in 'Trucker Taxes and Truck Financing' started by BORNAGAIN, Mar 26, 2021.


    BORNAGAIN Bobtail Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    I drove 1 month for this guy, it didn't work out, I got paid from 12/5 to January 11, so I should had gotten two 1099 from him, but I got none. He was unhappy that I didn't stick around, he won't answer my phone calls, how do I know if you reported anything, if he did, how can I track down the 1099 form ?

    Trying to research this matter I ran into this article...

    1099's and W-2's: If Your Boss Broke the Law, it Might Make Your Taxes Higher - National Employment Law Project

    For those of us that are working for small companies, for example, the guy I work for now owns 3 trucks and lease 2 trucks, there are 5 drivers working for him, all I do is drive for him, he does the dispatching, he pays for all repairs, he gives me a credit card with my name on it so that I can pay for fuel, tire repairs, road service, etc...

    So am I an employee or am I an independent contractor ?
    Should I had gotten a W2 or the 1099 that I got this year ?
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Fairmont NE
    If you didn’t fill out a W-4 for your current employer you will be getting a 1099 at the end of the year. Make sure you’re putting money back to pay your income taxes when they come due. As far as last year, just report what you made from 12/5 to 12/31. The IRS only wants their money, they don’t care if you have a 1099 to mail in with your check or not.
    BORNAGAIN Thanks this.
  4. noworrez

    noworrez Bobtail Member

    Aug 6, 2020
    You don't need a 1099 but you do need to know how much $$ you made during that time period and report it. What @Long FLD said, if you did not fill out a w4 then he is treating you as an independent contractor and you are responsible to pay your federal taxes and social security taxes. And in this case, when you file you are able to deduct most any and all expenses related to your job as well as per diem.

    Here is an example: You are bornagain trucking and the small company you work for is Bob's trucking. If you work only for him, you do not pull any of your own loads, then per the IRS, you are an employee. IF you haul for Bob's trucking but you also haul for Jim's trucking and Lou's trucking and even dispatch yourself on some of your own loads, then as far as the IRS is concerned, you are an Independent Contractor, ( you are contracting your services out to other companies).

    So, the short answer to your question: You are technically an employee per IRS guidlines.
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