Subject: Re: Salaries for Lisp engineers
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 04:33:03 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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rem642b@Yahoo.Com <RobertMaas@YahooGroups.Com> wrote:
| Since then I heard a rumor that IRS has tightened their rules so
| self-contracting as I did back then is no longer even legal. But
| I haven't been offered any 1099 self-contracting work since then,
| so I haven't had to check if the rumor is true.

Not true! It's still legal, but the tests for whether you're
actually an independent contractor or "really an employee"
(but without witholding or benefits, etc., which can get the
employer in trouble) has tightened up so far that some employers
won't even deal with 1099 contractors at all. [They force you to
go through one of the "W2 services", basically a paper-pushing tax.]

But there is still *some* plain ol' 1099 contracting work out there...


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