Originally Posted by Billy Goat
Is this a good selling point when quoting a job for a small business owner. Stating that 1099's are optional. Would this weed out some of the low ballers. Iam not sure what are the guide lines for small business owners deducting a lawn care service contract on their taxes.
there is no selling point. all the 1099 represents is the business issuing it is making a account of all the money they spent.
he may not have had all the information he needed to justify the expense as a typical hiring of a outside contractor.
he may not have had a receipt, or a formal contract as well as some states require that you send a 1099 to all outside services over a particular dollar amount.
if landscape maintenance costs are deductible for a business owner which i would gather is a legit deduction it will not make any difference whether you took a 1099 or not.
the deduction would not revolve around what you do it would revolve on what he did.
if you are a legit business and you claim all the money you make a 1099 don't mean didly because you already reprted that income and have the paper work to back it.
it only becomes a issue if you planned on not reporting it because the 1099 let the cat out of the bag.
i know we all like to swing a cash deal from time to time but as a general rule any business to business transactions as well as any transactions by way of check or credit card should all be done on the up and up with all the proper documentation and receipts.