Book Description: Whether you are contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility. With Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements, you'll get all the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to get the legalities straight, stay out of trouble and get the job done. If you're contracting your services... Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way - if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to: · put your agreement in writing · define a project's scope, components and duration · satisfy IRS requirements · get paid on time and in full · avoid disputes with your client · drum up new business If you're hiring independent contractors... Using independent contractors can get you great results and save you money - but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to: · put your agreement in writing · define a project's scope, components and duration · satisfy IRS requirements · protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights · avoid disputes with independent contractors · get your money's worth Includes tear-out agreements, as well as a CD-ROM with 16 agreements tailored to the most popular fields for contractors and consultants.