Working as an Independent Contractor

Working as an Independent Contractor

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Working as an Independent Contractor

, J.D.

, 4th Edition

Working as an Independent Contractor contains all the basic forms and agreements you need to thrive as an independent contractor. It includes:

  • a complete independent contractor agreement, along with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to fill it out
  • sample invoices
  • two crucial IRS forms no independent contractor should be without
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It takes more than chutzpah and good skills to succeed as an independent contractor. You need solid legal information, especially when taxes are concerned, and a trusty plan for getting everything in writing.

Working as an Independent Contractor contains all the basic forms and agreements you need to thrive as an independent contractor. It includes:

  • a complete independent contractor agreement, along with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to fill it out
  • sample invoices
  • a contract amendment form
  • two crucial IRS forms no independent contractor should be without

This eGuide also outlines eight simple steps you can take to dodge being reclassified as an employee by the IRS and other hard-hitting government agencies.

Included Forms

  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Contract Amendment Form
  • Invoice Form
  • Application for Employer Identification Number
  • Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding
  • How to Use this Kit

  • Reasons to Use Written Agreements
  • Reviewing a Client’s Agreement
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  • The Forms in this Kit

  • Instructions for Completing the Independent Contractor Agreement

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  • Clause 1. Services to Be Performed
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  • Clause 2. Payment
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  • Clause 3. Terms of Payment
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  • Clause 4. Late Fees (Optional)
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  • Clause 5. Expenses
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  • Clause 6. Materials
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  • Clause 7. Term of Agreement
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  • Clause 8. Terminating the Agreement
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  • Clause 9. Independent Contractor”Status
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  • Clause 10. Local, State and Federal Taxes
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  • Clause 11. Exclusive Agreement
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  • Clause 12. Modifying the Agreement (Optional)
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  • Clause 13. Resolving Disputes
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  • Clause 14. Limiting Your Liability to the Client (Optional)
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  • Clause 15. Notices
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  • Clause 16. No Partnership
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  • Clause 17. Applicable Law
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  • Clause 18. Assignment and Delegation
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  • Signatures
  • Putting Your Agreement Together


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  • Signatures
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  • Dates
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  • Attachments or Exhibits
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  • Altering the Agreement
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  • Copies of the Agreement
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  • Faxing and Emailing Agreements

  • Safeguarding Your Self-Employed Status

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  • Who Decides Your Work Status
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  • Determining Worker Status
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  • Making a Profi t or Loss
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  • Working on Specifi c Premises
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  • Off ering Services to the General Public
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  • Right to Fire
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  • Furnishing Tools and Materials
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  • Method of Payment
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  • Working for More  an One Firm
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  • Continuing Relationship
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  • Investment in Equipment or Facilities
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  • Business or Traveling Expenses
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  • Right to Quit
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  • Instructions
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  • Sequence of Work
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  • Training
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  • Services Performed Personally
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  • Hiring Assistants
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  • Set Working Hours
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  • Working Full Time
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  • Oral or Written Reports
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  • Integration Into Business
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  • Skill Required
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  • Worker Benefits
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  • Tax Treatment of the Worker
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  • Intent of the Hiring Firm and Worker
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  • Custom in the Trade or Industry

  • Independent Contractor Forms