RE: W-2 vs 1099

Subject: RE: W-2 vs 1099
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:10:52 -0500

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

"The OP
said the rate was "negotiated," not that it was what the
client offered, and I wouldn't want to tell someone to pass
on the job if the negotiated rate was already 50% higher
than the local average."

Well said, except, the OP said the rate was negotiated based on W-2, but was
changed to 1099 after the W-2 rate was given. In most cases, the 1099 rate
comes out to be nearly double the W-2 rate when you figure in all the
additional costs that the contractor must bear. However, this is not always
true and, as Gene says, it depends on the W-2 rate that was negotiated
previously. I think the real problem with the OP is not knowing that the
"negotiated" rate would be 1099 versus W-2. We were told that the recruiter
didn't make that statement until after payment negotiations were complete.
We were not involved in the negotiations, so we have to take the OP's word
for that; however, one of the first things I clarify in any contract
negotiation is what rate are they looking for....1099 or W-2. It keeps these
types of problems from popping up in inopportune times.

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W-2 vs 1099: From: R D
Re: W-2 vs 1099: From: Ed Wurster
RE: W-2 vs 1099: From: Dori Green
RE: W-2 vs 1099: From: Al Geist
Re: W-2 vs 1099: From: Patricia Egan
Re: W-2 vs 1099: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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