Can my employer pay me on a 1099?

No. Employees are not the same as Independent Contractors. Only independent contractors can be paid on a 1099.

Employees must be paid on a proper payroll check with taxes withheld. Employers sometimes try to avoid paying taxes or unemployment contributions by paying employees and issuing form 1099s.

There is a legal difference between employees and independent contractors. See our earlier blog post to learn more.

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