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Employee/Contractor Status

Employee/Contractor Status Links:

Please note most documents are NCRA Members Only content and in Adobe Acrobat format.

Tax Court Case: Court Reporter Is Independent Contractor

Are Your Independent Contractors Really Independent Contractors?

The (1999) Tax Season: What You Need to Know

All About my Audit With the IRS

What Independent Contractor Agreements Should Cover

Independent Contractor or Employee?

IRS Training Materials: Independent Contractor or Employee?

Making It Legal, NCRA Student Reporter  04/2003


Most freelance reporters consider themselves to be independent contractors, and most reporting firms treat reporters as independent contractors.

However, being an independent contractor involves more than declaring oneself to be one. Status as a contractor or employee has tax implications for firms and individual reporters, and the Internal Revenue Service has guidelines for determining employee or contractor status. The accompanying links provide more information.