W-2? 1099? Corp-to-Corp? What's a new software consultant to do?
Pretty much as long has there have been outside consultants, they have been asking this question: W-2? 1099? or Corp-to-Corp?
For the unintiated, any new consultant needs to determine how they will organize their business. And these are the usual options people talk about. You would think it's a pretty straight forward calculation, but it can really become quite complicated.
I made a new posting, Consultants: W-2, 1099 or Corp-to-Corp?, that goes into some detail about the issues you need to consider. Each option has its own advantages and drawbacks. As with most things, it's all about the trade-offs.