Re: Buying software as an independent contractor

Subject: Re: Buying software as an independent contractor
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Heather Davis" <haplessheather -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 11:28:06 -0700

There is no distinction between hardware or software.

As an independent contractor you are required to
provide your own equipment and supplies, but
there is no requirement as to where you obtain
them. So buy or rent them from your client. Add
a provision to your contract that specifies an
amount that you will pay your client for the use
of their facilities, equipment and/or supplies,
and that any use of these by you will be for your
convenience and not a client requirement. A
nominal $25 or so a month should suffice, which
you document on each billing statement and
deduct from your billed amounts.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Heather Davis" <haplessheather -at- gmail -dot- com
> My question is, doesn't it count against your standing as an independent
> contractor with the IRS if your clients provide some or all of your tools
> for you? Or does this pertain only to physical equipment?


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