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If they are directing your schedule, collecting payment from the customers and then paying you, directing how you are to do your work, it sounds like you are en employee and not an independent contractor.
If on the otherhand you have control over your work schedule and how you perform, then you sound like an independent contractor.
This is a tricky area of the Tax code. Fortunately for you, the risks of incorrectly characterizing an employee as an independent contractor fall on your employer rather than on you. They run the risk of being penalized by the State for failing to with hold unemployment taxes, worker's comp taxes, social security taxes, etc.
The problem for you, if you are receiving payment as an independent contractor is that you must pay the estimated income taxes every quarter. If you are doing so you are not at risk for penalty because your employer mischaracterized you.
If they are claiming you as an Independent Contractor they should be giving you a 1099 statement at the end of the year. If they did not that does not chage your tax obligations. If an employee they should be giving you a W2 tax statement.
Here are the IRS guidance publications on the issue:
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