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IC approval BEFORE service start date or default to employee



    Contract for Services / Local Engagement Agreement required for ALL independent contractors
  • Copy of contract/agreement and supplier invoice attached to each BPA requisition submitted for payment
  • Accounts Payable notifies department of IC determination and next steps
  • Independent Contractor approval = individual + assignment + range of dates + contract (a change to any IC factor requires new submission of IC Classification Checklist and new BPA number)

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Independent Contractor Policy

Boise State 6150 Independent Contractor Services (rev 3/13/12)

General Information

Independent Contractor Process Flow  (rev 5/29/18)
Independent Contractor Classification Checklist Companion Guide (rev 6/11/18)
Independent Contractor Classification – Process Overview (rev 6/11/18)
Independent Contractor / Nonemployee – Honorarium, Guest, Participant Paperwork Matrix (rev 6-18)
Processing Payments to People (non-employees) (rev 5/2018)


Employee/Independent Contractor Classification on-line formas of 6/19/18 use this on-line form in lieu of the paper form.
Substitute W-9/Direct Deposit Form and Instructions (rev 12/2017)
Contract for Services rev 7/16
Local Engagement Agreement rev 6/16

Additional Resources

IRS Publication 15-A Chapter 2 (Employee vs Independent Contractor Common Law Rules)
IRS Publication p1779 (Independent Contractor or Employee…)
U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet #13
Idaho Industrial Commission (Employee or Independent Contractor)
Idaho Industrial Commission (Independent Contractor or Employee?)
Idaho State – Worker Classification (Resources and Developments – State’s General Test)


Training now available for
“Processing Payments to People (non-employees) 201”

Workshops are being offered on the following dates:
March 14, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
September 19, 2018
October 17, 2018
November 14, 2018
Click Here to register for “Processing Payments to People (nonemployees) 201” Training


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