10. You can always ask the IRS if you’re not sure.
You can ask the IRS to give you a determination letter to clarify independent contractor status. Use IRS Form SS-8 to request a determination. Once you complete and submit the form, the IRS will respond with a letter giving their opinion on the status of this worker (employee or independent contractor).
Graphite has sample consulting agreements, W-9 Forms and Nondisclosure agreements in our Resources section for your convenience.