you cant be a contractor and collect wages/have a worksite boss. pick one category or the other. sounds to me like you are not actually a contractor. form ss-8 is your friend; go look at one, and read the IRS instructions/info on its usage.
by wg0z - 7 hours ago
What are the terms of your contract? That will tell you. Are you really an independent contractor or are you an employee who is being abused? You sound like the latter because a person you hires an independent contractor can't make them work any particular hours at all. Considering the number of people involved, you should contact your state labor department or the US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division and explain what is going on because you may be entitled to overtime. Lots of overtime! You can also file IRS Form SS-8 to get your status clarified.
by Max Hoopla - 7 hours ago
If you do not provide your employer with a W-9 form with your social security number or TIN and stating that you are not required by the IRS to have withholding, they are supposed to withhold an amount towards federal taxes (28% "backup withholding" for independent contractors). However, if they just keep the deducted money and do not report it on your 1099, you are being robbed (unless it is for something else, like union dues, medical insurance, etc.). For example see http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1099gi/ar02.html#d0e1891 which is branched off of