Don’t Hire a Contractor Without this Info

Critical Documents Required from an Independent Contractor

 W-9 Form

Ask the contractor to update this form annually.  This form provides the information you need to give them a Form 1099 at year-end.   They will pay taxes on any Form 1099 income.

Scope of Work  –  Initialed and signed by both parties

 

Independent Contractors Agreement – protect yourself/business/community association

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Typical Scams by Independent Contractors

 

Perform Due Diligence before signing a contract.   Research the contractor thoroughly.

Some common scams by independent contractors include:

I need the Money Upfront, Before I Start the Job

  • Never prepay more than $1,000 or 10% of the total contract amount
  • Pay for the work as certain stages are complete.  Include this in the contract

Take My Word for It

  • All terms agreed to by the parties should be in writing and be part of the final contract
  • Although promised verbally, any agreed to extras/upgrades outside of ...
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