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C&F Question

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:41 pm

Quick C&F question:

From 2005-2010, my primary source of income was working as a tutor/coach for high school and college students at a high-skill extracurricular activity (think chess, debate, quiz bowl, etc.). Generally I would have an "affiliated" position with a team, but I was usually paid on a per-tournament or per-practice basis. Had 5 of these jobs in 5 years. Two of these positions actually got me a 1099, but 3 of them just paid me under the table (as did some other short-term contract work).

The CA bar has 2 ways I can report this:
(a) There is a "have you ever been in business for yourself" question - I can answer "yes" and provide information about what I did each year, and include references.
(b) I can list positions of over 6+ months as "previous employment", and provide references there.

Thoughts? I am inclined to answer (a) (just because none of these positions actually have HR departments or employee records, and I was definitely working on a contract basis), but I want to know if doing so is accurate or will present any other problems. Assume that I paid SE taxes on everything I made.

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Re: C&F Question

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:24 am

All I can contribute is this: I knew somebody who worked through a temp agency at 8+ jobs in a year. He listed the temp agency, and all of its information on the C+F form. They wrote back to him a few months later saying that his application was incomplete and that they needed info/references on ALL of those various jobs.

Not the exact same issue, but I'd err on the side of more info.

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