Local 802’s paymaster plan, Legit 802 is a full scale payroll service for musicians and employers who may not have one, helping ensemble leaders and employers avoid using 1099’s and allowing them to use W2s.
Musicians who from time to time find themselves assuming the responsibility of leaders, and employers who become signatory to a Local 802 collective bargaining agreement, use Legit 802 to remit musicians’ payment for wages, benefits and payrolls taxes with a single check. Legit 802 takes care of all the unemployment payments, federal and state tax filings, disability, worker’s compensation, Medicare, and FICA payments. Weekly paychecks will then be issued and mailed to the musicians, and Legit will remit all payments to the benefit funds and taxing authorities as required. Legit will also make all quarterly and year-end reports and send out W-2s, all at no extra cost.
How it works
There must always be an employer who becomes signatory to a Local 802 collective bargaining agreement.
Legit 802’s fee is 21% of taxable wages. This includes all of the obligatory employer responsibilities, which amount to approximately 16 percent of wages. The remaining five percent of the fee is minimal compared to many of the payroll services shaped to service leaders’ and contractors’ needs. Legit 802 is able to function this inexpensively both because we consider Legit as part of our musicians’ service organization, and also because they are interfaced with Local 802’s data-processing system, where most of the information they require is already stored.
Legit 802, Inc. is located on the 4th floor of Local 802’s offices. For information, please call Ronnie Gent at (212) 245-4802, ext. 175, or e-mail him below.