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Contractor (1099) Offer Letter

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Contractor (1099) Offer Letter

Updated July 19, 2023

An independent contractor (1099) offer letter is between a client (employer) that hires a contractor to perform a service for payment. The scope of work should be included in the offer letter along with the rates for providing the service.

After the offer letter is signed, an Independent Contractor Agreement should be written between the parties.

Does an independent contractor pay their own taxes?

Yes, an independent contractor is liable to pay their own federal and state withholding taxes (26 CFR § 31.3121(d)-1).

Sample Contractor Offer Letter

CONTRACTOR OFFER LETTER

[EMPLOYER’S NAME]
[STREET ADDRESS]
[CITY, STATE]
[ZIP CODE]

Date: [DATE]

Dear [CONTRACTOR’S NAME],

[COMPANY NAME] (“Company”), is pleased to offer you employment as a 1099 independent contractor in accordance with the terms below:

I. POSITION.

  • Title. [POSITION TITLE]
  • Duties. [ENTER RESPONSIBILITIES]

II. TERMS.

  • Supervisor. [NAME]
  • Start Date. [DATE]
  • End Date. Indefinite [DATE]
  • Minimum Hours. [#] Hours per Week
  • Pay. [AMOUNT] Project per Hour Commission [OTHER]
  • Other. [OTHER TERMS]

III. CONDITIONS.

  • Acceptance. Contractor must accept this offer by [DATE].
  • Background Report Required? Yes No

If the above-mentioned terms and conditions meet your qualifications for your services, it would be our pleasure to work with you. Please accept our offer by contacting me at any of the following methods:

Phone: [PHONE]
E-Mail: [E-MAIL]

We happily look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Sincerely,

____________________________, [PRINT NAME]

CONTRACTOR’S ACCEPTANCE

I, [CONTRACTOR’S NAME], hereby agree to the terms of the above offer of employment. I understand that this offer is non-binding with a separate agreement to be written afterward.

Contractor’s Signature: ____________________________ Date: [DATE]

Print Name: [CONTRACTOR’S NAME]