Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements

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Nolo, Sep 25, 2008 - Business & Economics - 408 pages
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Whether you're contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you or your business, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility.

Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to keep within the law, stay out of trouble and get the job done.

If you're an independent contractor...

Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way-- if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to:

  • put your agreement in writing
  • define a project's scope, components and duration
  • satisfy IRS requirements
  • get paid on time and in full
  • avoid disputes with clients
  • drum up new business
    If you're hiring independent contractors...

    Using freelancers can get you great results and save you money-- but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to:

  • put your agreement in writing
  • define a project's scope, components and duration
  • satisfy IRS requirements
  • protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights
  • avoid disputes with independent contractors
  • get your money's worth

    The 6th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors.

    The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

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    2 Hiring Consultants and Independent Contractors
    3 Working as a Consultant or Independent Contractor
    4 Enforcing Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements
    5 General Independent Contractor Agreements
    6 Consultant Agreements
    7 Agreements for Household Services
    8 Agreements for Salespeople
    9 Agreements for Accountants and Bookkeepers
    11 Agreements for Creative Contractors
    12 Agreements for Construction Contractors
    13 Agreements for Messengers Couriers and Delivery People
    How to Use the CDROM
    Forms From the CDRom
    Sample Agreements for Use by Hiring Firm
    Sample Agreements for Use by IC

    10 Agreements for Software Consultants
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    About the author (2008)

    Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn-plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.

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