I went through this whole issue last year, we ended up just putting all board members on as regular employees and they have all the taxes taken directly out. You might find some other threads on here regarding this issue if you do a search in the archives. If they are issued 10-99's, they must meet the criteria set forth by the IRS.
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> From: Town of Fairfield <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Fri, Aug-28-2009 10:23 AM
> Subject: Board Stipends
> Can you give me an idea of how many towns have board members on as
> employees and have taxes/SS taken directly out of stipends or how many just
> issue 1099s. Is there a correct way or will either do?
> As usual, thanks for the information!
> Amanda Forbes, Town Clerk/Treasurer
> Town of Fairfield
> P.O. Box 5
> Fairfield, VT 05455
> (802) 827-3261
> Fax (802) 827-3653