107: Who’s In Control?
The difference between freelancer and employee lies not only in your intention but also in your actions.
If you’re a freelancer you’re not an employee. Yet many independent contractors position themselves as an employee for all practical purposes when working with clients. This approach can end up costing you in a number of ways, one of which is how the IRS perceives you. The difference between independent contractorship and employee status lies not only in your intention but also in your actions. You have to make a very clear distinction about who’s in control of your working relationships — you or your clients. In this episode I present three points of control the IRS looks at to determine if you’re an independent contractor or a misclassified employee.
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