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I am a 1099-NEC worker, by I work solely for one company; must I file taxes as an independent contractor?
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Great question! You should probably check with a tax professional who has a sense of your full picture.

However, it might be worth checking with the company you work for to see if they should actually be paying you as a W-2 employee. Here are some tests to verify:

  1. Does the company have control of your work schedule?
  2. Does the company dictate how you complete the projects you do for them?
  3. Does the company disallow you from working for competitor companies?

If you check yes to some or all of those questions, the company you contract for might have you miscategorized as a 1099-NEC when you should be W-2.

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Great question! You should probably check with a tax professional who has a sense of your full picture.

However, it might be worth checking with the company you work for to see if they should actually be paying you as a W-2 employee. Here are some tests to verify:

  1. Does the company have control of your work schedule?
  2. Does the company dictate how you complete the projects you do for them?
  3. Does the company disallow you from working for competitor companies?

If you check yes to some or all of those questions, the company you contract for might have you miscategorized as a 1099-NEC when you should be W-2.

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