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As long as the person is working under his own hours and not a set time per day given by you then he is not deemed an employee.
Am I still required to 1099 him as an independent contractor or is there some other international form that I need him to fill out. How am I supposed to classify his expense on my taxes?
being than he is in Canada also allows you to treat the situation as an independent contractor.
You will not be required to issue any 1099's to him because he is considered a foreign subcontractor
But you will need to have him fill out FORM W8-Ben and keep for your records which is your proof that he is a foreign subcontractor.
You will record the expense as independent subcontractor expense on your books.
Excellent. Thank you so much.