Hi Guys, Wow! Thanks for the quick feedback! I think my wife is starting a contract gig on Friday! (Hurray!) So we had a quick 'need to know' and I figured several folks here would have had personal experience with it. * Yes - we have a call in to a friend who used to be one of the annual H&R Block folks - but we haven't heard back from them yet. I think the conclusion we came to is that, although there is more paperwork involved, the reporting and payment of the tax is not incremental - it's just a shift from an employer responsibility to a self-employed responsibility. Whew! Back to Facebookfriendsb*tch!, RonL.