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Can A Sole Proprietor LLC Hire an Independant Contractor?

    • 1 posts
    August 31, 2007 4:17 PM EDT
    I started out a year ago as a "sole proprietor LLC" and the business has been slowly picking up steam.. I didn`t think I`d need another person.. but it`s looking that way. Can I hire an independent contractor to handle my overflow.. I have not talked to a lawyer about this yet.. but I suppose it will have to be done..  I guess I will eventually have to hire some help.. so I should eventually change from "sole proprietor LLC" to some other classification?
    Any words of wisdom?
    Thanks
    --Jeff
    • 79 posts
    August 31, 2007 4:19 PM EDT
    Yep. You can hire an independent contractor while running a sole proprietorship (or an LLC taxed as a sole proprietorship). No need to incorporate or anything like that just to hire some help.

    You`ll want to do a little research on how you can make sure your independent contractor help doesn`t end up being classified as an employee. This FAQ on the IRS`s site is a good place to start.
    PiperTax2007-8-31 21:21:45

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