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Verify your 1099 Workers’ Status

Verify your subcontractors have a legitimate business and their construction license does not become suspended or revoked during a project.

Before hiring your next subcontractor, order a got1099 report.

Contractor’s licenses frequently become suspended or revoked for many reasons, without any warning to the general contractor.

Avoid costly problems and receive monthly alerts when the status of your subcontractor’s license changes.  Our reports are developed based on years of experience with many government audits.  These audits target companies who potentially misclassified their workers as independent contractors.

Check the status of your 1099 independent contractors today.

Each got1099 report contains detailed information including verification of:

  • EIN
  • SSN
  • Business location
  • Business entity review
  • FBN review
  • Website and social media data
  • Professional license
  • Construction contractor license
  • Tax license

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Avoid costly problems by getting our report before hiring your next independent contractor or, before EDD looks into your worker classification. 

Why do you need a got1099 report?

Avoid a CSLB Stop Order and Potential Criminal Exposure.

CSLB routinely conducts random inspections of construction sites looking for unlicensed workers.  In 2019/2020, CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) responded to 855 leads, conducted 52 sting operations and 216 sweep days, which led to the issuance of 260 Notices to Appear in criminal court. SWIFT issued 239 stop orders to employers without workers’ compensation insurance and issued 1,494 advisory notices. In total, 368 cases resulted in administrative action and 634 cases were referred for criminal prosecution.

California Department of Consumer Affairs had 34,154 Convictions and Arrests Cases and a total of 116,234 new Enforcement Cases against

Verify your subcontractor has a legitimate business.

We will verify your subcontractor’s business information, which includes and EIN verification, tax license review, business location, and other credentials.

Minimize the risk California EDD will reclassify your independent contractor worker as an employee.

California law changed in 2020 with AB5.  California has strict requirements when you can classify a worker as an independent contractor versus an employee.  First, any unlicensed workers performing any work in connection with construction work will be required to have a license or may be reclassified as your employee.  EDD may audit your company and assess payroll taxes, penalties, and interest for all payments you made to your workers for the prior 3 years.  Although the typical audit period is 3 years, EDD may extend the audit period to 8 years under certain circumstances.

The audit rate for misclassified independent contractors is up.  Various government agencies are investigating companies that hire workers who may not be legitimate independent contractors.

3 easy steps to verify your subcontractors:

  • Select the number of subcontractors you have

  • Provide Contractor Details

    Provide the subcontractor’s name, business name, Employer Identification Number (EIN or tax identification number for the business), CSLB license number, and scope of work.

  • Receive your report and review the data

1099 Business Verification

Verify the legitimacy of a sole proprietor business or larger company.

Business Entity Status

Review the history of a registered business to determine whether it is operating legally.

Tax License Check

Confirm your contractor is registered to do business in their city.

EIN Confirmation

Confirm that an EIN is legitimate and belongs to a sole proprietor or business entity.

Full Support

Our experienced staff and business professionals are available to answer questions. Optional services include phone consultation to review your report.

Web Social Research

Receive social media data establishing a business’ web presence is operating.

Professional License Alerts

Optional service includes monthly alerts to notify you of any changes in a professional license or construction contractor license which will impact whether your contractor can continue to qualify as a 1099 contractor.

Who Needs a got1099 Contractor Report?

Business Owners

General Contractors

hiring subcontractors

Companies

hiring remote workers

Any business hiring a 1099 independent contractor must verify the worker or company is legitimately operating under California’s new laws.

If your 1099 workers perform similar tasks to your employees, or if you are uncertain your 1099 workers have current business entity filings, licensing, and other elements as outlined in AB-5, get the peace of mind of a got1099 report. With our comprehensive reports and monthly alerts, you can be secure that you will be prepared to defend your workers’ classification against a government audit or inquiry.

With recent changes under California law, there are stricter requirements making it harder to hire 1099 contractors without the proper verification.

95%

of Business Owners want to verify their 1099 contractors

+ 63%

of California businesses have some portion of their workforce as 1099s

30%

Increase in cost for a W-2 over 1099

Plans & Pricing

  • Select the number of single verification reports

    *required

    $135 each – You get a review of professional licenses, business entity verification, online presence verification and AB-5 category review.

  • Select a Professional Consultation

    *optional

    $200 Choose 45 minutes with a professional EDD expert to review your workers, ensure that you understand your reports and what they mean for your options to reclassify workers as W-2s vs let them remain as 1099s.

  • Choose the Group Review Option

    *optional

    $400 If you have a group of 5 – 10 workers in one category, our system will review them as individuals and as a group (as EDD would view them) revealing audit weakness in the eyes of the Employment Development Department before an inquiry happens.

  • Get Quarterly Alerts

    *optional

    $400 Select the Quarterly Alerts to be notified of changes to your 1099 contractors’ business entity or licensing status.  EDD receives these updates, shouldn’t you know first?

Get the facts

The Power of Information to Make Better Decisions

Construction business owners are at high risk

California EDD is looking for 1099 contractors whom they feel should now be classified as W-2 workers.  Since AB-5 and the Gig Work law went into effect, businesses who work with outside contractors are particularly vulnerable. Use our tool to make the right decision BEFORE California EDD comes knocking.

Not every 1099 needs to be reclassified

Throughout California, business owners are throwing their hands up and reclassifying all their workers. This is not always smart, necessary, or advantageous to your workers. STOP. Use our tool and make an informed decision as to the status of your 1099 workers and their legitimacy in that classification.