INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OFFER LETTER
RE: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OFFER
Dear [CANDIDATE NAME],
We are pleased to extend an invitation to work for us as an independent contractor under the following terms and conditions:
- Title: [POSITION]
- Job Description: [JOB DESCRIPTION]
- Start Date: [START DATE] End Date: [END DATE]
- Pay: $[AMOUNT] per ☐hour ☐project ☐other: [METHOD]
- Location: [ADDRESS]
- Other: [OTHER TERMS]
If the above terms and conditions are acceptable, please send your acceptance no later than [DATE]. We look forward to hearing from you.
What to Include
An independent contractor offer letter will generally contain the following information:
- Formal offer. The first thing the letter should do is state that the sender is offering to hire the independent contractor for the position.
- Job description. Basic details about what duties the contractor will be expected to carry out should be detailed in the letter.
- Duration. It is important to state when the contractor will begin their work and if known, when the work will end.
- Compensation. How much the independent contractor will be paid should be shown in the letter.
After the Contractor Accepts
When the independent contractor accepts the job offer, the hiring party will want to have the following documents prepared:
- Independent Contractor Agreement – Determines the conditions under which a contractor and client will work together.
- Form W9 – Used by the hiring party to verify information about the contractor, such as their Tax Information Number (TIN), name, and address.
- Form 1099-NEC – If the independent contractor will be paid $600 or more, this document must be completed and filed with the IRS.