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No W-2 wages from Goodwill Industries?

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Client worked for Goodwill Industries. She is disabled. According to the wage records she was paid $9.00/hour. She did not receive a W-2. She received a 1099 with the amount received shown as "other income". Should this be reported as self-employment income or is there a special exemption or program involved with Goodwill Industries that no FICA is owed?

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https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0302101270

"Sheltered workshop" pay is generally not wages, nor is it SE income. 

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https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/poms.nsf/lnx/0302101270

"Sheltered workshop" pay is generally not wages, nor is it SE income. 

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Thank you for that information. Exactly what I was trying to find.
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The key is still whether there is an employer-employee relationship.  The administrative exclusion provided for by the IRS back in the 60's, which is still effective today, only applies to participants in short-term rehabilitation/training programs.  Presumably, your client is within this class of workers and was issued a 1099-MISC.

Participants who remain with sheltered workshops in long-term roles after such programs would still be classified as employees in general and their wages would still be subject to reporting on W-2 and employment taxes as usual.
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Did you review her agreement with Goodwill Industries to check whether there is or could be an employee-employee relationship?

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