Independent Contractors

It is critical that Bowdoin correctly classify individuals providing services to the College as either employees or independent contractors. Generally, the College must withhold taxes on wages paid to employees; the College is NOT required to withhold taxes on payments to independent contractors. The IRS and other government agencies assess significant penalties if employees are misclassified as independent contractors. To ensure compliance, please refer to the Independent Contractor information provided below PRIOR to signing an agreement for services.  For questions please contact Lynne Toussaint.  

CONTRACTORS EXEMPT FROM AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR REVIEW