Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Due to circumstances beyond my control (Curse you, Bear Stearns!) for the first time in my career I'm looking for work as an independent consultant.

Are those of you who are self-employed (in the U.S.) self-incorporated? If so,

  • what type of corporation did you form?
  • Is it really as easy as the NJ Department of Labor makes it seem, or did you hire a lawyer to do your incorporation?
  • Do you pay yourself a (small) salary and take the bulk of your pay as a corporate dividend?
  • What (beside the obvious -- separate checking account in the name of the corporation, post office box for the corporation, separate room in your home as an office) did you do to establish yourself formally?
  • Can you actually deduct the cost of commuting, lunch, buying relevant books or software, as corporate expenses?
  • Did you need an accountant to file your corporate taxes?

I don't plan on getting more than one or two gigs a year if that, but neither do I want to get audited.

TIA for sharing how to take this first, scarey step.


In reply to Should a consultant incorporate (and how)? by apl

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (7)
As of 2021-06-25 11:03 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    What does the "s" stand for in "perls"? (Whence perls)












    Results (135 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?