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I am the owner of a small business. I have no employees. But

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from time to time I...
I am the owner of a small business. I have no employees. But from time to time I offer a workshop as one of my services, and I hire the workshop presenter. Is the fee I pay to the workshop presenter considered a payment to a contract worker (for which I have to file a 1099) or is the fee a professional fee?
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If you pay the presenter $600 or more for the year, you will need to file a 1099-Misc. My suggestion is, before you give them payment have them fill out a W9 Form. Please let me know if you have further questions.

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Mark D

Edited by Mark D on 12/1/2009 at 8:09 PM EST
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