Whether you're contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you or your business, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility. Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to keep within the law, stay out of trouble and get the job done. If you're an independent contractor...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 writingdefine a project's scope, components and durationsatisfy IRS requirementsget paid on time and in fullavoid disputes with clientsdrum up new businessIf you're hiring independent contractors... Using freelancers 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 writingdefine a project's scope, components and durationsatisfy IRS requirementsprotect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrightsavoid disputes with independent contractorsget your money's worthThe 7th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors.