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If he was an employee, then, yes. You are required to pay to the federal gov and VA the appropriate employment taxes. If he was a contractor, then no, you are not required to pay tax.
If his position, had he stayed, would he have received a Form 1099, or a Form W-2? If the answer is Form W-2, then you are required to pay the tax.
Employment taxes are typically paid to the taxing authority on a quarterly basis, so you can determine what taxes were owed from his employment, and pay over to the Government.
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