For 2009 and 2010, I was listed incorrectly by my employer as a 1099 contractor
. I filed an SS8 and the IRS
'ruled' in my favor that I was not a contractor, but a regular full time employee. I was never, at any time, a contractor.
My employer at the time listed me as a 1099 for his own benefit
. He would pay me sporadically, without any stub showing tax deductions
. I was really naive at the time, right out of college, and didn't think anything like this would happen.
Long story short- The IRS is now shaking me down for ~$10,000 for about $27,000 in income
. I was told to refile my taxes as a W2 (full time), but I don't have that form
! If I was a full time employee and had earned that amount of income, I would have gotten money back, not owed $10,000.
I can't afford to hire an attorney, but I also can't afford to pay the IRS this money, even in payments. I feel like I am getting completely screwed here.
What can I do to file as a W2 if I don't have the form?
Is there any way to make this right and avoid having to pay all of this money I don't feel like I am responsible for?