Payroll for 1099 Contractors
Spend less time stressing over paperwork. Roll pays your 1099 contractors
so you can keep your eyes on the prize. You’re welcome.
Get contractors onboarded — and paid — in minutes
Payroll as flexible as your business
You may be your business’s only full-time employee, or you may not have enough work to justify hiring a full-time employee, which means you’ll likely want to use a 1099 contractor — sometimes called a 1099 employee.
The Roll app makes adding 1099 contractors (or full-time employees, for that matter) easy. Just chat “Hire employee” and Roll will guide you through each step. No training or tutorials needed. You’ll indicate whether the worker is an employee (W-2) or an independent contractor (1099) and answer a few simple questions.
Paying 1099 contractors in Roll
Add employee and business info
they will be a W-2 employee or a 1099 contractor. Then enter a
few quick details, including their name and contact information,
as well as your Employer Identification Number (EIN) and
business banking account and routing number, and Roll will take
care of the rest!
No limits — seriously
you can run in a week, month, or year. Just chat “Give Sam a bonus”
(or whomever earned the boost), answer a few questions, and it’s all
set. Way to go, Sam!
Off-cycle payments are a-okay
payday, or send a final payout to someone who resigned or was
terminated? Easy breezy — it’s all done in seconds.
Payroll taxes done and dusted
Taxes for W-2s
state, and local — we've got you covered.
Taxes for 1099 Contractors
employees and contractors right in the app. From there, they can
view or print the downloadable PDF file containing all their tax
“Roll is so simple and easy. Open the app on your phone, tap the bubble, type “payroll,” add in the hours, and you’re good to go. It even has a reminder that lets you know when it’s time to do payroll. That’s pretty awesome.”
- What is an independent contractor?
- Whether your workers are employees or independent 1099 contractors will impact how both you and they pay taxes. The IRS has specific guidelines on this. Generally speaking, a worker is considered an independent contractor if the employer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work, but not what will be done or how it will be done. For tax purposes, individuals who meet these criteria pay self-employment tax directly to the IRS or a state tax agency, meaning the hiring entity or payer is not responsible for deducting income tax or Medicare and Social Security taxes from the payments made to the independent contractor.
- How are taxes for employees and contractors handled differently?
- For employees, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax. In general, you don’t have to withhold or pay taxes on payments to an independent contractor.
- Do I need to file a 1099 or a W-2?
- A 1099-MISC is typically used to report payments made to independent contractors (who cover their own employment taxes). A W-2 form, on the other hand, is used for employees (whose employer withholds payroll taxes from their earnings).
- What forms do I need for 1099 contractors?
- Most 1099 forms are for individuals, and companies won’t need to worry about sending or accounting for them. However, Roll will send your contractors their year-end tax documents (1099s), and their payroll information is always accessible in the app when you need it.
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