If placed on assignment through The Maris Group (Maris), Independent Contractor agrees to work on a project-by-project basis for Maris clients. Client specifications will be provided to the Independent Contractor prior to commencement of the project by the client.
INDEPENDENT RESOURCE, ITS PRINCIPALS AND REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT EMPLOYEES OF MARIS OR MARIS’ CLIENTS
It is the understanding of Maris that Independent Resource is customarily engaged in an independent trade, occupation, profession, or business related to the service performed and that the Independent Resource customarily provides similar services to others and does not work exclusively through Maris.
INDEPENDENT RESOURCE, ITS PRINCIPALS AND REPRESENTATIVES EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS AND THAT INDEPENDENT RESOURCE IS OBLIGATED TO PAY ALL FEDERAL AND STATE INCOME TAX ON ANY MONIES EARNED PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT. INDEPENDENT RESOURCE COMPENSATION SHALL BE REPORTED TO THE IRS ON A FORM 1099.
Independent Resource is solely responsible for timely payment of all state and federal income taxes, self-employment taxes, workers compensation insurance, medical, dental, disability and other liability insurance, retirement savings, all organizational charges and other professional fees. There will be no contribution or reimbursement from Maris or the client for any of the above expenses and taxes.
INDEPENDENT RESOURCE AND ITS PRINCIPALS AND REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT ENTITLED TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS AT THE CONCLUSION OF A PROJECT ASSIGNMENT UNLESS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION COVERAGE IS PROVIDED BY INDEPENDENT RESOURCE OR SOME ENTITY OTHER THAN MARIS.
Independent Resource shall not make any claim for unemployment compensation based on independent contract assignments through Maris. Under no circumstances shall Independent Resource look to Maris, or Maris clients, as its employer, or as a partner or principal. Independent Resource shall not be entitled to any benefits accorded to employees of Maris client companies, including, without limitation, disability insurance, vacation or sick pay.
Most independent contractors/freelancers/consultants (IRS Tax Status 1099) already have a business entity registered with the State of Colorado and which they use for state and federal tax reporting as well. If you have a business entity, please provide it to us on the following form. You DO NOT have to have a business entity to register with Maris. However if we contact you for an independent contractor assignment and you choose to accept the assignment, you will be required to establish a business entity with the state prior to starting your assignment. This is a simple on-line process which you can do yourself. For additional information, please visit the state website http://www.sos.state.co.us/.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above or how to pay taxes as an independent resource, please seek professional legal or tax advice.
A BACKGROUND CHECK on resources is one of the services we offer our clients. Your acknowledgement of these Terms of Agreement, gives Maris permission to complete a background check including state and local legal entities and permission to contact the references you have provided.