I recently did some side construction work with a guy that I know that was supposed to be cash. I think that he is trying to screw me over and I know that someone on here is an accountant that could probably help. I will try to keep this simple. Myself and two other guys agreed to help a fourth guy install some cabinets over a weekend for a grand in cash for the three of us. The fourth guy (who set it up) would take a larger cut. The deal doesn't go quite right and the company now sends the set-up guy a W-9. He then informs the rest of us that he is simply going to take 30 percent of off what he would originally pay us to cover his ass at tax time. The question that I have is this = Am I getting screwed or is 30 percent a fair estimate? The guy that set this up is already getting twice what me and the other two guys are so I want to make sure what I get is fair.I hope that this made sense and any input would be helpful.