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what kind of freelance puts you on the payroll and takes out taxes and has no medical or dental insurance? That's pretty much an employee isn't it? What am I not seeing here? Thanks!
Are you in the US?
Do you fill out a 1099 or 1040?
wait, they take out taxes?
it's like a fake "freelance" the corporation gets all the benefits/tax breaks/quotas of an additional employee but do not have to pay for additional benefits. you get good and f'uked...
How many hours do you work a week, mrock?
Sounds like you're getting screwed...
USually businesses get into trouble for treating independent contractor's like employees. The result is that they have to pay the employees taxes. In this case they're paying the taxes. If he's working full-time, and is truly an employee, he should be receiving healthcare. I hope he's making a high enough rate (competitive with other freelancers in his market) so that he can afford health insurance on his own.
it might be 40 hours a week. I do get overtime ater 8 hours then double time over 12 hours... Thanks for the input..
are you invoicing them on a regular basis?
This is definitely the place to come for tax advice!
Sounds like 1099. You're working on contract.
it's how you fill out your w9
what they are doing is clearly illegal.
if they issue you a 1099 you will be taxed again.
(along with the taxes they have already taken out.)
@boobs - I know right? but what better place to ask since we're all doing freelance nowadays...
@LLyod, @doesnotexist, @Iambsy - haven't filled out anything yet, since I'll be starting soon. Just wanted to know what everyone else did or if someone can share a similar situation. Thanks so far.