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How to Write a Consultant Contract (Guide and Templates)

By MBO Partners | ,

Updated Friday, November 8, 2019

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Why a consultant contract is important

It is important for the modern independent consultant to realize that we live in an age where people within client organizations change quickly. Without a written agreement of terms, you are without protection. 

  • Contracts are part of establishing a non-employee relationship with your client. It not only protects you – it protects your client. If an organization misclassifies an employee as “independent contractor,” they could be held liable for penalties, extra taxes, recordkeeping, and safety requirements. A contract is an important step in validating the independent contractor relationship that you enter into with a client.