Re: Going freelance?
An independent contractor is an individual, to whom a client might issue a form 1099.
My clients do not contract with me (Monique Semp). Their contract is with a vendor (my business), which is a totally different thing. I'm not actually an "independent contractor." I'm an employee of my business, and pay all the usual employee taxes (and my business pays he employer share of things such as social security). So as an employee of my business, I am certainly not a de facto employee of the client. The client has a vendor relationship with my company, the same as they would with even a giant company.
The gray areas all have to do with 1099 sole proprietorships, not with official corporations that pay a whole host of business taxes, and that have "the opportunity" for either a profit or loss.
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