The California Independent Contractor Agreements can be customized to your specific situation and needs. You will want to customize the forms to include the specific conditions under which you are hiring the independent contractor. It is your responsibility to ensure that the California independent contractor agreement includes each and every condition of the assignment, tasks, and duties to be fulfilled by the independent contractor.
Many businesses wrongfully classify employees as independent contractors. The IRS has very specific guidelines that define the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. While it might seem like a good idea to use independent contractors and avoid the payroll taxes, if you have any doubt you should consult with a competent tax attorney or CPA.
We offer the free California Independent Contractor Agreement in Microsoft Word as well as a free PDF form. The Word file can be printed as is so you can fill in the blanks by hand. It can also be customized in case you want to change, add, or delete sections. The PDF version is chosen most often by users who want to print the document and fill in the blanks.
Click the link below to download the California Independent Contractor Agreement in Microsoft Word format . You may also create the California Independent Contractor Agreement using our free fillable PDF version. The PDF has fillable fields into which you can type the required information.
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