Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants

Be your own boss — easily, efficiently and successfully — with this bestseller!

Whether you’re an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: You need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person.

Fortunately, Working for Yourself provides everything you need to stay on top of it all. An independent contractor himself, attorney Stephen Fishman shows you everything you need to know to:

  • meet business start-up requirements
  • pick a business structure
  • set up home or outside offices
  • obtain permits and licenses
  • price your services or products
  • qualify for independent contractor tax treatment from the IRS
  • make the most of tax deductions
  • understand how Obamacare affects you
  • put important agreements in writing
  • keep good records in case of an audit
  • get paid in full and on time

The 9th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and the impact of Obamacare on the self-employed. Whether you already work for yourself or are thinking about making the move, Working for Yourself will help make sure you do it right.

“As an independent contractor, you are your boss. This is why Fishman’s book is so important.”
-New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Covers everything independent contractors need to know.”
-Business Life


ISBN: 9781413319811
Number of Pages: 554

Included Forms

Forms and Documents

  • Asset Log
  • Expense Journal
  • Income Journal
  • Invoice

Sample Downloadable Agreements

  • General Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Contract Amendment
  • Nondisclosure Agreement