Operator protests 1099 rule on Capitol Hill

As Congress considers repeal of an especially unpopular paperwork provision in last year’s health-care reform law, a Colorado restaurateur testified this week that the requirements would overwhelm his small business.

Mark Eagleton, owner of an Egg & I franchise unit in Arvada, Colo., told the House Committee on Small Business Wednesday that “providing 1099s for essentially all business-to-business transactions may be a simple edict, but it could put me out of business.&

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