Worker Classification Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire
It is critical that Boston University correctly determine whether the individuals providing services to the University are employees or independent contractors. Employees receive W-2s, and the University withholds and pays employment taxes. Independent Contractors receive 1099s that report the compensation paid for services performed. The University generally does not withhold or pay taxes with respect to its independent contractors.
Federal and state authorities have developed several tests for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The University will review the totality of the responses to the questions and circumstances and balance the factors to make a determination whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee. All factors are analyzed subjectively.
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