I didn't want to hijack the other thread- but I am wondering if anyone here knows anything about 1099's for government sub-contractors. I am assuming if you own your own small business and are working solely for one contractor who hold the government (Navy) contract you would get a 1099 from that business (the actual contract holder). You then would have to show all your expenses to figure out profit right? Basically- there would be a paper trail on income paid to you as a sub contractor correct? I guess this is budget...because my budget is blown every time my ex skates on his child support and I'm trying to figure out what kind of a paper trail there really might be on him since he now set himself up as self employeed (but is working at exactly the same place,office,etc. as previous) should I need to become friends with the very UN BUDGET like attorney!