Definitely not an independent contractor.
The employer has the same benefits (retirement) as University of California
. I wanted them to hire me as a new employee, therefore
I would pay the SS 6.75% or whatever it is. They said no, then I have
signed a contract not to work more than 43% with no benefits.
If I ever get hired again, then I'd be an independent contractor.
Well the issue I have: is there any way to amend the 2010 return
showing 7,000 less in income and recover the 2000 or more I sent to the IRS
Thank you for you patience with me.
Quote from the contract I signed:
"As a rehired retiree you will not earn additional SS credits
. In addition, it is you responsibility to ensure that you earnings as a rehired retiree do not impact you negatively with regard to you tax situation or retirement benefits".
This above is just for your info. In case you get another guy like me asking questions.
Thanks again. I think I will follow your advice and let SSA withhold
my "paycheck" for a few months. George