PISGS Mid-Week Minute - March 24, 2021

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March 24, 2021

1099 Independent Contractors

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Ohio law requires providers of security or private investigation services to register employees with PISGS. An employee, as defined by Ohio Revised Code 4749 means, "...the employer of the employee deducts all applicable state and federal employment taxes on behalf of the employee."

Please note, if you are reporting security guards or private investigators to the IRS on Form 1099, those workers are, independent contractors - not employees. Those workers either need to be added to your payroll and registered with PISGS, or they need to obtain their own provider license.

Do you have a question? Or a tip you'd like to share with PISGS licensees? Please send to PISGStips@dps.ohio.gov