Contract Breakdown | Independent Contractor Status

Video 5

Independent Contractor Status

You're not an employee—and it's important to say so.

The independent contractor status section is generally in the middle of your contract. This section expressly states that you are being hired by the client as an “independent contractor” and not as an “employee”, which can be a big deal when it comes to the IRS and other agencies.

Make sure that there is a statement that expressly states that you’re being hired as an “independent contractor” and include details about the relationship to support this statement (e.g., no control over the means and manner of work, you won’t be getting employee benefits, etc.).

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