CA Form DE 542 - Report of Independent Contractor(s)

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Any business or government entity (defined as a “Service-Recipient”) that is required to file a federal Form 1099-MISC for service performed by an independent contractor (defined as a “Service-Provider”) must report. You must report to the Employment Development Department (EDD) within 20 days of EITHER making payments of $600 or more OR entering into acontract for $600 or more with an independent contractor in any calendar year, whichever is earlier. This information is used to assist state and county agencies in locating parents who are delinquent in their child support obligations.

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