Re: Going freelance?

Subject: Re: Going freelance?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 11:27:44 -0700

If your working relationship with a client is employee-like, such as
them telling you how, when, or where to work, the IRS will say you're
an employee rather than an independent contractor. It doesn't matter
what kind of corporation you set up for yourself.

If you're the only employee, the IRS may also take issue with your
taking income as distributions.

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Monique Semp
<monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
>> https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1779.pdf
>
>
> 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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References:
Going freelance?: From: Shari Punyon
Re: Going freelance?: From: Monique Semp
Re: Going freelance?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Going freelance?: From: Monique Semp

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