1099 Certification for Freelancers
 
 
 
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Certification

Set yourself apart from other freelancers

 

IC savviness

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Protect and scale your IC business while proactively addressing your clients’ IC classification and due diligence concerns.

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Does your classification as an IC really matter?


“If your business hires independent contractors on a regular basis as part of your normal business operations, then you are going to want to make sure that your worker classifications are correct.  This can seem like a daunting task once you start to look through all of the federal and state determination requirements for classification as a contractor (Form 1099-MISC) versus employee (Form W-2), and the fact that federal and state requirements can also contradict each other can make it an even larger issue.”

“If your business hires independent contractors on a regular basis as part of your normal business operations, then you are going to want to make sure that your worker classifications are correct. This can seem like a daunting task once you start to look through all of the federal and state determination requirements for classification as a contractor (Form 1099-MISC) versus employee (Form W-2), and the fact that federal and state requirements can also contradict each other can make it an even larger issue.”

“The tension over how to define an employee in a burgeoning gig economy was recently on display : A new federal opinion letter tilted things in a pro-employer direction, making it easier to classify someone as an independent contractor, and a court ruling on a California standard tilted them the other. In between, New Jersey reiterated its pro-worker mandates.”

“The tension over how to define an employee in a burgeoning gig economy was recently on display: A new federal opinion letter tilted things in a pro-employer direction, making it easier to classify someone as an independent contractor, and a court ruling on a California standard tilted them the other. In between, New Jersey reiterated its pro-worker mandates.”

“Classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor has a significant effect on the cost of employing that individual.  For this reason, the IRS and Department of Labor pay close attention to worker classification issues to ensure that employers are making the right determinations. The authors detail the relevant regulatory guidance and case law, the possible penalties for offenders, and the tests used to determine whether a classification is correct.”

“Classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor has a significant effect on the cost of employing that individual. For this reason, the IRS and Department of Labor pay close attention to worker classification issues to ensure that employers are making the right determinations. The authors detail the relevant regulatory guidance and case law, the possible penalties for offenders, and the tests used to determine whether a classification is correct.”

“As your clients, and maybe even your own firm, embrace the use of independent contractors for projects, it’s important to understand how an independent contractor differs from an employee and what that means for the business under federal and state law.  Knowing your clients as well as you do, you can help them better ensure they’re aware of the applicable classification standards, so they can make the best staffing decisions for their business.”

“As your clients, and maybe even your own firm, embrace the use of independent contractors for projects, it’s important to understand how an independent contractor differs from an employee and what that means for the business under federal and state law. Knowing your clients as well as you do, you can help them better ensure they’re aware of the applicable classification standards, so they can make the best staffing decisions for their business.”


Your clients are seeing these headlines on a regular basis. It is why they also want to see the ICP Certification on your resume or the IC Precheck badge on your LinkedIn profile.

Protecting your work-life balance

 

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A business investment worth making

IC Precheck Certification

$59

Full IC Precheck Certification package for your use with any and all clients. The credentials you need to set yourself apart. Our promise: You get IC Precheck Certified or your don’t pay!

IC Precheck Professional

$99

Same great IC Precheck Certification PLUS our easy-to-use, built-in Professional Toolkit specifically designed to meet the most demanding client requirements for freelancers.

Special Discount for Current Program Contractors

Are you a freelancer already participating in a client-based program that requires IC Precheck or is being managed by our parent company SFS Compliance Solutions? If so, use discount code PROGRAMICP to receive 20% off the cost of either IC Precheck product. Not sure if you are in one of our programs? Just use the discount code to get started and we will search our records for you.

Not sure if you qualify for IC Precheck Certification?

Here’s a quick checklist:

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  1. Are you an individual service provider or a small business (less than 5 principles and employees)?

  2. Do you perform project, task or deliverables work for multiple clients?

  3. Do you possess a talent, skillset or expertise that enables you to essentially control how your service, your work is delivered?

  4. Have you formed a legal entity (i.e. Partnership/LLC) to support your freelancing business?

  5. Do you consider yourself self-employed and file / pay your taxes accordingly?

If you answered yes to at least 3 of these questions, then you are a good candidate for the IC Precheck Certification. Want to discuss the qualification criteria more? Contact us now.