My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Texas
I worked for about four months as a "contractor" for a small business locally. I kept track of all of my pay and everything and don't necessarily need to have the 1099, but would like to see a copy of it because to be honest I don't trust the guy I was working for. If he claims he paid me a larger amount than what I file, what happens?
Also, I will be filling out an SS-8 form to determine whether or not I was actually a contractor in the first place (was required to work in his office, received training, required to use his equipment, etc.). If I file this, and it comes back that I should have been classified as an employee the entire time, am I going to be responsible for paying additional taxes? Will the self-employment taxes I will be paying be refunded to me?
I just want to make sure everything is taken care of correctly. I also saw something on IRS.gov regarding a form for social security (8919). Should I fill out the 8919 and the SS-8 now and send them with the rest of my tax documents or wait?