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Posted By: Old MT on 2006-03-04
In Reply to: Difference between employee & IC status - DarcyT

IC cannot be told when to work or how to work other than rudimentary training on account. EMP can be put on a schedule. IC can write off anything to do with job, i.e. new computer, office space, heat/electric/phone for office space. EMP may or may not be provided with equipment to do the job. EMP gets work comp and unemployment. IC pays own half 7.5% of SS tax (called self employment tax on your tax form). Do you have any other specific questions?


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