I am getting a 1099 instead of a W2. I clearly am an employee, I work regular hours at a company office, have a lunch break, get told what to do, have company business cards with my name on it. I have been living in the U.S. for 3 years now after living abroad most of my life (I'm a U.S. citizen) and when I first got here I wasn't really aware of the 1099 issue and being an employee, but after paying 3 years of my employers 7.65% of taxes it's starting to get on my nerves. The employer has other people on 1099s as well and has no intention on going on to a W2. I basically have to report everything on a Schedule C. I don't want to end up having problems with the IRS because of this. What are my options here? Simply get another job? There are some benefits of working here... I work from 9-5 when in the same industry they work from 8-5/6, it's pretty laid back, the boss is mostly nice, I can bring my kid to work when he has no school, I get an hour of lunch most days, music is played in the background when in other places it's complete silence (I've worked in another place here on a W2 last year and it was a toxic place, I ended up coming back to the 1099 even though it was less money). Of course there are no health benefits or any other kind. What do you recommend?