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I am going to work for a contracting company that states they

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I am going to work for a contracting company that states they are treating me as a 1099. I am in Colorado, I do have a small business LLC my understanding is the following and please confirm:
1) as a 1099 they will not pay any taxes including SS?
2) should I list myself as my LLC and pay the SS out of that or stay as an individual 1099
3) If I list myself as my LLC could I then claim I am doing consulting work under my LLC name on resumes and that would be considered truthful?

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1.) Correct. When a payor gives you a 1099-MISC rather than a W-2, you become responsible for all Social Security and Medicare tax associated with that income. For the remainder of 2012, the Self-Employment tax (SS and Medicare) rate is 13.3%. The rate jumps back to 15.3% on 1/1/13.
2.) From a tax standpoint, unless your LLC has elected to be treated as a S-Corp, it doesn't matter if you take the 1099 under your LLC or under your own name. You will (most likely) pay the same in income and self-employment tax.
3.) As far as I know, it is perfectly acceptable to include the work done in your own business on a resume. The most acceptable employment title for this situation on a resume, would be "owner" or "managing member".

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you so much, for the information one more question. How can I start now by paying the 13.3% for SS and Medicare? Where do I have to go to for forms etc.


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You can pay prepayments to the IRS by check using form 1040-ES (, and mailing the form and the check to the following address for CO:

Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 510000
San Francisco, CANNN-NN-NNNNbr/>
You can also pay online through a third party service provider through this IRS site:

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