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scmpaxton
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I work as needed for a company received a W-2 form am I considered independent contractor

 
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MichaelDC
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I work as needed for a company received a W-2 form am I considered independent contractor

No. A W-2 is used for reported Employee Wages. If all you have are W-2s, you're not considered an independent contractor and are not liable to pay Self-Employment taxes of 15% on your earnings.

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MichaelDC
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I work as needed for a company received a W-2 form am I considered independent contractor

No. A W-2 is used for reported Employee Wages. If all you have are W-2s, you're not considered an independent contractor and are not liable to pay Self-Employment taxes of 15% on your earnings.

Please feel free to post any additional details or questions in the comment section. 

scmpaxton
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I work as needed for a company received a W-2 form am I considered independent contractor

?/ can I claim mileage. Since I only work as needed, and going forward is there any suggestion you can offer to decrease my owed taxes ( federal and state)
MichaelDC
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I work as needed for a company received a W-2 form am I considered independent contractor

You can claim mileage as an itemized deduction along with Mortgage property taxes and donations. Here's a link for deductible miles: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5738322">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5738322</a> Going forward? Your guess may be as good as mine. Standard deductions are doubling; itemized deductions are being reduced for 2018. Thanks! and Good Luck!
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