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a)What is the difference between a contractor and a subcontractor? b)What

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a)What is the difference between a contractor and a subcontractor?
b)What is legally required to obtain jobs fron insurance companies or the government?

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Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarification

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This is a common question,

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the difference between a contractor and subcontractor is minimal,

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a contractor is a person who works for themselves, and will be paid a 1099 instead of a w2, as they are not employees,

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a subcontractor has a contract with a contractor to provide some portion of the work or services on a project which the contractor has agreed to perform.

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The subcontractor is not an employee, but another independant contractor,

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The way this would work is that a contractor would obtain a project from a client,

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and would be paid a set fee, the contractor would hire a subcontractor to perform some of the work, and pay them a set fee for the work, in a construction project such as a house, the contractor would be paid by the developer, and they will then hire independent subcontractors for the window, or electric or plumbing,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am very satisfied so far, but what about the second question? Is an additional payment required?

In order to obtain jobs from the government or insurance companies, you will need to have set up a corporation and have insurance, the insurance is an important aspect, and will be required.
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Look at the below links as well, I would contact your State department of labor as well, and try to become registered with the state.


http://www.sba.gov/content/contract-responsibilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNzeIP_SSTE

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/64072