Edit Timesheet template

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Mike Murphy

17 Jul, 2013 05:18 AM

As a 1099 consultant, I need to have my clients sign off on a weekly timesheet (which then gets submitted to the contractor I'm subbing to) . The weekly timesheet report looks great except for one item - the word "Supervisor" (at the bottom right of the report) is a problem when trying to maintain non-W2 status.

Is there any way to edit this template? I did not see it in the list of editable documents.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Seth B on 17 Jul, 2013 05:39 AM

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    No it's not editable currently. To be completely open here - not many people use that feature.

    What word would you place there instead of "supervisor"?

    PS: Does the wording really affect your W2 status? It seems a bit far fetched to me that a simple word on a timesheet would do that... :)

  2. 2 Posted by Mike Murphy on 17 Jul, 2013 12:58 PM

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    Seth -

    Instead of "supervisor", I would use "reviewed by" or "approved by"

    Yeah, I know it's funky, but the IRS is really weird about distinguishing between a W-2 employee and a 1099 independent contractor, and it's a really grey area of employment law. If you're an independent contractor (like me), the person who hires me can't provide my "tools", tell me how to do the work, or supervise (manage) me. They hire me to get a result and I get it. With this kind of relationship, they don't have to pay me benefits or pay the employer portion of Social Security withholding, etc. Some employers have been known to abuse the definition of independent contract just to avoid paying benefits, and the IRS audits them, and fines them/ forces them to pay back taxes if it's determined that the person doing the work is more of an employee than an independent contractor. So we work really hard to even get into the grey area. You can see more details here: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-(Self-Employed)-or-Employee%3F

    Thanks - and you have a nice looking product!

    Mike Murphy
    Mike Murphy Consulting

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Seth B on 17 Jul, 2013 08:02 PM

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    Thanks for the detailed explanation Mike. I'm a past contractor myself so I'm familiar with that - which is why I thought it a bit funny that a simple word on a timesheet would affect anything to do with the IRS.

    Anyway, "Approved By" seems a bit more generic, so I've changed it to that. The change is now live on the server.

    Have a good one.

  4. Seth B closed this discussion on 17 Jul, 2013 08:02 PM.

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