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Self-Employed and Independent Contractors

Learn more about self-employment or independent contracting. If you are considering starting a business or buying a franchise, you will find information on how to get started, how to find financing, how taxes will affect you and more.

Independent contracting can be a wonderful option for you to build a portable career. Take the time to discover more about independent contracting and if it makes sense for you. Find out how independent contracting is different from working as an employee. Independent contractors have different tax obligations than employees. Learn about these obligations, how to file your annual tax return and make quarterly payments.

For more information on self-employment or starting your own business, visit the Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment section of the Employment Readiness lifecycle stage of MySECO. You can also contact a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on MySECO for additional guidance. 

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