I need to make sure I do the correct paper work. I am starting a studio and would like to know what is the best route for fitness instructors? Employee? or Contractor? It seems it might be employee but if they get paid $30 for a class then would they get all there tax taken away from that? My state is Texas but they are very vague about the requirments here. Any advice would be great!
Hi Valerie. You MUST seek professional advice on issues as important as these. I can’t stress that enough. Industry forums are great to bounce ‘industry ideas’ off of, but in my opinion when it comes to serious legal, tax, or other financial issues such as those posed in your question (particularly those that are so ‘State-specific’), I would highly recommend establishing a relationship with a business attorney and/or accountant in your State.
I hope that this helps. Good luck!