An independent contractor agreement is between a client and a company that makes a promise to produce services in exchange for payment. The client will have no responsibility for employees, subcontractors, or personnel in connection with the services provided. Their only obligation will be to pay the independent contractor with no liability if anyone should get injured during the performance of the work.

IRS Form W-9 – Should be completed by an independent contractor before any services are provided or an agreement is made. This form is not filed with the IRS but is required to be held by the payer of services for at least four (4) years.

IRS Form 1099 – To be filed with the IRS at the end of the year if the payer paid an independent contractor $600 or more. Must be filed by January 31st following the calendar year.

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1-Page Independent Contractor Agreement – Simple form that is used for easy and straightforward agreements.

Bookkeeping Services Agreement – For an individual or licensed accountant that organizes the revenue, profit, expenses, and income of a business or individual.

Caregiver Independent Contractor Agreement

Consulting Services Agreement – To hire an individual or company for the guidance and direction in an area of expertise.

Massage Therapist Independent Contractor Agreement – Between a massage therapist and their company to detail the amount of renting a room, client share (%), and any other terms.

Mortgage Loan Origination Agreement –

Nanny Independent Contractor Agreement –

Pet Sitter Independent Contractor Agreement –

Real Estate Independent Contractor Agreement – Made between a real estate agent and their company. The contract will detail commission splits, fees to be paid by the agent, and any other terms to be agreed upon.

Sales Commission Independent Contractor Agreement – If a party is to be paid based on a percentage of their sales, also known as a “commission”.

Salon Independent Contractor Agreement – Made between a hair stylist and the owner of a salon.

Tattoo Independent Contractor Agreement –

Trucking Independent Contractor Agreement –


A non-compete is a clause that is added to an agreement if the hiring party is fearful the contractor will use the training and knowledge learned at a competitor. A non-compete, whether for an employee or independent contractor, is regulated by the State and commonly

Confidentiality (Non-Disclosure)

Confidentiality, or “non-disclosure“,  is a clause added to an independent contractor agreement that allows the hiring party to share sensitive information. If the contractor does share the information, they will be liable for damages. Therefore, it’s important that the hiring party conduct due diligence on the contractor to ensure that they have the credentials to handle such trade secrets and that they have “something to lose” in case they ever do share such information.

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