Re: 1099 vs Incorporation Pros &* Cons

Subject: Re: 1099 vs Incorporation Pros &* Cons
From: "Informing Arts" <dh57th79 -at- sprintmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:54:47 -0500


> What you may be running into is a general level of misunderstanding among
> employers and agencies about the real differences between being incorporated
> and being a 1099 contractor. In both cases, the employing company has to
> report a tax ID when it pays you: if you're a corporation, they report your
> corporate tax ID, if you're a 1099 contractor, they report your Social Security
> number.

Since you don't have to be incorporated to obtain an employer ID
number from the government, and you should have one even if you
are the only employee of your company. Couldn't you just apply for
the EIN, use it, and not worry with incorporating?

Nara Malone
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