Question by  Paladin (19)

What should teens know about independent contractor income?

My teenager has been doing independent contractor work for about three months now, I am concerned that it is not legal for her to be doing this.


Answer by  reddeb96701 (494)

It is usually legal the problem is the person doing it is responsible for self employment taxes and that can be a lot check with a tax person right away!


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Teenagers can work as independent contractors. However, they will be responsible for making sure they don't work more hours than allowed by law.


Answer by  Jdog37 (592)

They can work as an independent contractor and may be even payed cash. But beware, that contractor may 1099 them at the end of the year.

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