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
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.
Independent Contractor Agreement
Contract Amendment Form
Application for Employer Identification Number
Determination of Worker Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding
Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, including Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes,Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide, Tax Deductions for Professionals, and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn--plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.