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How can I get back my self employment tax?

I spent almost all of 2015 working full-time for a big company through a temp agency, but the temp agency misclassified me as a contractor. This means that I'm on the hook for self employment tax, which is 7.65% of the year's income! I'd like to avoid paying that tax. What's the best way to do it? [more inside]
posted by dadaclonefly on Jan 29, 2016 - 9 answers

Multiple interviews in one week... How to handle current job?

Hi all! Around 6 months ago, I took on a contracting/freelance (they use the terms interchangeably) position at a large company. Sadly, they have no intention on making the position permanent for any of the contractors in our department; this is in addition to me feeling the company isn't the right fit for me. As a result, I've started applying to other jobs. It's going surprisingly well and I've nailed down two interviews thus far... the problem, you may ask? How the heck do I get time away from my existing job? [more inside]
posted by theshmeek on Jan 8, 2016 - 13 answers

Am I crazy or are they purposely ignoring me?

I feel insane for even posting about this, but my (ever-so-slight) anxiety is getting the best of me! Around two months ago, I accepted a job with a great company. It is what they are calling a "W2 contractor" position. So, I'm a W2 employee where they take care of deducting taxes from my paycheck for me, but I don't receive any health benefits, PTO, etc. etc. I'm paid hourly, and my hourly wage is well above the norm, I'm guessing to help offset the lack of benefits. Some weeks I work 40 hours, others I work 15 or so... it depends on the workload available. Essentially, it's kind of like being a part time employee. [more inside]
posted by theshmeek on Oct 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Contract programming position questions.

I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

You Don't Fire Me, I Contract!

Have you convinced your corporate overlords to let you transition from a full-time employee to an independent contractor? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TELL ME HOW YOU DID IT. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jan 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Please take my money.

Why can't I hire a landscaper? I know how to find one. I know how to show what I want done and how to ask for bids. Why can't I get one of them to accept the job? [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 answers

How to tell my co-worker to stop working for free?

How to approach a co worker who is voluntarily working off the clock? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 18, 2012 - 40 answers

Unemployment Post-Staffing Agency

Am I likely to get unemployment from a staffing agency? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Gray area is getting grayer.

Am I an employee or a contractor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 - 21 answers

Does my husband qualify for unemployment?

Will my husband qualify for unemployment in California after a long-term temp/contract position is over? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Contractor vs. salaryman: Two types of worker enter, one gets work less often than the other in the current economy

Are contractors and salaried workers being affected differently by the slow economy, specifically in the IT industry? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Yay! I'm a contractor! Now what?

I'm being asked to do a freelance project and I have no idea what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Let's do some billing!

Help me figure out how to compare employee pay/benefits with self-employed pay/benefits? Math may be required. Please show your work. Start... now: [more inside]
posted by Cardinal Fang! on Feb 28, 2007 - 12 answers

Self Employment (UK)

I recently(ish) became self employed as an IT contractor. From spending 8 hours a day in an office, I now work wherever and whenever I like. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by gaby on Apr 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Deadbeat clients, what to do?

When do I call a lawyer? I did some contract work for a small firm that has been unable to pay me. We're way past Net-30, and it's enough money that I can't deal with it in small claims court (about $15k). I'm in contact with them, and I believe that they want to pay me, but simply don't have the cash (I could be wrong). At what point do I stop waiting? Is it worth calling a lawyer if they don't have the money, or is it important to call a lawyer in case they declare bankruptcy?
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2005 - 13 answers

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